DID YOU KNOW?
- One quarter of all the bones in the body are in the feet.
- Nearly five percent of Americans have toenail problems in a given year.
- Individual pairs of feet may be different sizes.
- When bones in the foot are out of alignment, so may be the entire body.
- A small percentage of the population is born with foot problems. Most are acquired.
- The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
- Three of four Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime.
- Walking barefoot may cause plantar warts. The virus enters through a cut.
- Walking improves circulation, helps control weight and promotes wellbeing.
- Women have nearly four times as many foot problems as men. High heels are to blame.
- There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet that excrete as much as half a pint of moisture a day.
- Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. It limits everyday dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed or walking.
- The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day adding up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime, enough to go around the circumference of the earth four times.
- Nearly 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage.
- Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders may show initial symptoms in the feet.