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Fun Foot Facts

  1. Your feet have ¼ of all the bones in your body – 52 bones!
  2. The foot is an intricate structure containing 26 bones with thirty-three joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and multiple tendons that hold the structure together and allow it to move in a variety of ways.
  3. There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day.
  4. It is not “normal” for your feet to hurt!
  5. Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.
  6. There are times when you're walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you're running, it can be three or four times your weight.
  7. As a person's income increases, the prevalence of foot problems decreases.
  8. Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.
  9. An average, healthy person should aim to take 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That covers several miles and adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. By age 70, the average person will have walked the equivalent of 4 times around the globe.
  10. Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your general health by improving circulation, contributing to weight control and promoting all-around well being.
  11. Your feet mirror your general health. Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet -- so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
  12. Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems. It is neglect, and a lack of awareness of proper care -- including ill-fitting shoes -- that bring on the problems.
  13. A lifetime of wear and tear, plus neglect, accounts for the fact that the practices of most foot specialists are made up of older patients.

If you or a loved requires competent advice or foot care, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics at 416-465-8737.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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