Until you experience an injury to your feet or ankles that causes severe pain or makes it difficult or impossible to walk, you are probably like most people and tend to take your feet for granted.
So keeping in mind the following facts about your awesome feet will hopefully inspire you to take better care of them and to see your podiatrist for regular checkups.
4 fascinating foot facts that may astonish and impress include the following:
- Your feet are designed for walking and running—A normally active person will take between 8000 and 11,000 steps every day. In a year, that equals enough steps to walk all the way around the earth four times!
- One foot is usually larger than the other—It’s quite normal for one foot do be as much as a half size larger than the other. Widths also vary with conditions like bunions and flat feet contributing to an increase in foot width.
- 25 percent of all your bones are in your feet and ankles—There are 26 bones, 33 joints, and over one hundred tendons, muscles, and ligaments in each one of your feet.
- Women have more foot problems than men—Girls have nearly four times as many foot and ankle problems as men. This is likely due to the wearing of high heeled shoes and pumps that put extreme pressure on the feet and ankles and contribute to conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, ingrown toenails and
If you need help with a foot or ankle problem, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. The foot specialists at ETL Podiatry in Briarwood and Melville, NY, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle problems. Our team of doctors is dedicated to serving you with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Melville, NY (631)-549-8637 and Briarwood, NY (718)-657-8921.