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EVERYTHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR FEET BY MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

ACHILLES HEEL

THE ACHILLES TENDON LOCATED AT THE HEEL OF THE FOOT WAS NAMED AFTER ONE OF THE MOST MYTHICAL CHARACTERS FROM OVID'S 'ILLIAD'.  IN AN ATTEMPT TO IMMORTALIZE HER SON, THETIS (ACHILLES' MOTHER) DIPPED ACHILLES INTO THE RIVER STYX, HOLDING HIM BY HIS ANKLE.  THEREFORE HIS ANKLE BECAME THE ONLY PART OF HIS BODY CAPABLE OF SUSTAINING A MORTAL WOUND.  THIS IS WHY THE STRONGEST TENDON IN THE BODY ACQUIRED THE NAME OF ACHILLES TENDON.

BONES

25% OF THE BODY'S BONES ARE LOCATED IN THE FEET AND ARE NUMBERED AT 52.

FEMALE BEAUTY PAIN

WOMEN SUFFER  FROM 4 TIMES AS MANY FOOT ISSUES AS MEN DUE TO THEIR CHOICE OF FOOTWEAR, WHICH INCLUDES HIGH HEELS AND POINTY SHOES.

SWEAT GLANDS

THE FEET CONTAIN APPROXIMATELY 250,000 SWEAT GLANDS AND CAN EXCRETE AS MUCH AS A HALF PINT OF MOISTURE EVERYDAY.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND TORONTO CHIROPODIST PRACTICING PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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