Foot Facts, Tidbits about your feet and shoes – Shop The Shoe Spa for our unique selection of luxury comfort footwear, which are shoes of quality that give good support, provide stability, have flexibility and breathability, yet are fashionable, stylish, and pleasing to the most discerning consumer. We’re all about comfort, but we concentrate on beautiful fashionable styling that is not recognizable as the typical comfort shoe.
- The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and 1000’s of nerve endings.
- 1/4 of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.
- 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.
- Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems. Its neglect and a lack of awareness of proper care – including ill fitting shoes – that bring on problems.
- Women have about four times as many foot problems as men. High heels are partly to blame.
Footwear Fit Tips:
- You can help protect the health of your feet by wearing the right shoes for a particular activity with the right fit for your feet. The following tips were adapted from those developed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
- Don’t select a shoe by size alone. Have both feet measured every time you buy shoes.
- Try on new shoes at the end of the day.
- Fit shoes to your largest foot.
Foot Health Tips:
- Don’t ignore foot pain, it isn’t normal. If pain persists, see a podiatric physician.
- Inspect your feet regularly. Note changes in color and temperature, thickness or discoloration of nails, and cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles could indicate athlete’s foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.
- Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.
- Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; it can lead to ingrown toenails. People with diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems are more prone to infection and should not treat their own feet.
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