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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
October 19, 2016
Category: Foot Facts
Tags: bones   sweat glands  

Your feet—every day they take you where you need to go, they carry the load of your body (and all those groceries and things you tote around) and they allow you to do everything from go up on tip toes to reach a high shelf to run a marathon. At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM we want our patients to recognize how amazing their feet are. Here are some facts* you may not know:

  • There are 52 bones in a pair of feet—that equals 25% of all the bones in your body.

  • Your feet have 250,000 sweat glands. They produce about ½ pint of perspiration a day.

  • The average person will walk about 115,000 miles in a lifetime--that's more than 4 times around the world.

  • Feet are their largest at the end of the day.

  • Your feet serve as an early warning system for the rest of your body: many serious medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, nerve and circulatory disorders will show initial signs and symptoms in the feet.

  • 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at some time in their lives, but only a very small percentage are born with foot problems.

  • The average woman walks 3 miles more than the average man on a daily basis. Women also have about four times as many foot problems as men.

  • The soles of your feet contain more sensory nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of your body.

  • During an average day of walking, the forces on your feet can be the hundreds of tones, as many as a fully loaded cement truck.

Now that we’ve got you appreciating your feet more, we want to remind patients that if anything seems to be not right with these amazing body parts and you’re experiencing pain or stiffness in your toes, feet or ankles or you are having difficulty walking, standing or exercising, contact our Washington office to arrange a consultation with our board certified podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker by calling: (724) 225- 7410.

*Facts from Foot.com.