FUN Foot Care Facts

~ Ill fitting shoes - May bring on problems.

~ 1/4 of all the bones in the body are in your feet.

~ About 5% of Americans have toenail problems in a given year.

~ The two feet may be different sizes. Buy shoes for the larger one.

~ When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.

~ Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems.

~ The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.

~ 3 out of 4 Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime.

~ Walking barefoot can cause plantar warts. The virus enters through a cut.

~ Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your health.

~ Walking improves circulation, helps weight control, and promotes well being.

~ Women have about 4 times as many foot problems as men. Choose your shoes wisely!

~ There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet. Sweat glands in the feet excrete as    much as a half-pint of moisture a day.

~ 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 average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime. That's enough to go around the circumference of the earth four times.

~ About 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which in severe forms can lead to lower limb amputations. Approximately 56,000 people a year lose their foot or leg to diabetes.

~ Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such 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.

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