A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles
The average child will take its first steps around 13-17 months - but between 10 -18 months falls within the “normal” range.
When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of your body weight.
Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
The first shoes were invented 5,000,000 years ago during the Ice Age and were made from animal skinks.
The ancient Romans were the first to construct distinct left and right shoes. Before that, shoes could be worn on either foot.
Neglect and a lack of awareness of proper foot care that brings on foot problems. (including ill-fitting shoes)
Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. It limits everyday dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed or walking - for about 7 million Americans.
The record for the world’s largest feet belongs to Matthew McGrory who wears US size 28 1/2 shoes. The average men’s shoe size is 10 1/2.
There are currently more websites on the Internet having to do with foot fetishes than with foot health.
Foot Care Podiatrists treat foot conditions.
Healthy feet are important for babies, children, adults and the elderly. Foot care is especially important for people with specific conditions like diabetes. Common foot problems include skin problems, calluses and corns, nail disorders like ingrown toenails, foot injuries and infections. Treatment includes prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Podiatrists sometimes prescribe orthoses, which are custom-made shoe inserts.