Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to “get healthy from top to bottom”, may we suggest starting at the bottom – with your feet? Feet are the foundation for overall good health.

Did you know that:

  • The foot is an intricate structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
  • 75 percent of the population will experience foot health problems during their life time.
  • The average persons logs 120,000 miles or 193,00 kilometers during their lifetime.
  • Each step we take means our feet take the brunt of 3 to 4 times our body weight.
  • The 52 bones in your feet make up about one quarter of all the bones in your body.
  • The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day which covers several miles. In a lifetime it amounts to about 115,000 miles. More than four times around the earth.
  • There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet and they excrete as much as a half a pint of moisture a day.

Common foot problems treated by Chiropodists/Podiatrists include:

Regular footcare for people with diabetes can prevent many serious complications such as ulcerations, gangrene, loss of limbs and even loss of life. Active individuals of all ages also require the professional help of a chiropodist/podiatrist to prevent and treat various sports related injuries. See your foot health specialist today!

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