Do you know what May is ?
May is National Foot Health Month !!
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates once claimed "When our feet hurt, we hurt all over"
Feet Facts ....
- 3 out of 4 Canadians experience serious foot problems in their lifetime
- It's neglect and a lack of awareness of proper care - including ill fitting shoes- that bring on problems
- Each foot contains 26 bones. Between both of your feet , that's 1/4 of the bones in your whole body! There are also 33 joints, 107 ligaments , 19 muscles and tendons.
- It is estimated that an average person takes between 8000 to 10000 steps a day . Over a lifetime, this would equal walking around the planet more than 4 times
- Each foot has approximately 125000 sweat glands. This means that the average person can produce up to 22 liters of seat in just one shoe, every year !
- Women are 4 times as likely to experience foot problems as men. You can thank "fashion" footwear for that !
- 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
- Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your general health by improving circulation , contributing to weight control, and promoting all-around well being.
- The largest feet in the world belong to a Mr Matthew McGrory whose feet are a whopping size 28½ (US size). The 7ft 4in resident of Florida, USA has to fork out a massive $22,745 for a pair of shoes to fit his unusually large feet.
- The record for the most feet sniffed belongs to a Madeline Albrecht, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. So far, throughout her career working for a research company testing foot care products for Scholl, Madeline has sniffed approximately 5,600 feet.
Justin Turner ( Chiropodist) performs individualized assessments that best meet the orthopaedic needs of people of all activity levels. He provides custom orthotics to offer you preventive treatments based on your walking stride or running form. Justin's biomechanical evaluations are perfect for those who need to better understand how to avoid injuries and increase their performance.