Your feet are an early warning system for the rest of your body. Many conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and nerve and circulatory problems may first show signs in your feet.
Test your foot knowledge by taking this quiz.
How many bones are in the foot?
With 26 in each foot and 206 overall, about 25% of all our bones are located in our feet. Your feet also contain 33 joints, 19 muscles and tendons, and 107 ligaments.
You should buy shoes at the end of the day because
Shoes are expensive, so it’s important to get shoes that fit us. After spending the whole day walking, running, and jumping around, our feet may have swollen by as much as half a shoe size by the end of the day. This is why it’s recommended that you buy shoes at the end of the day. If you buy them early in the day, they might be too small.
What is the worst shoe you can wear?
Flip-flops aren't good for extensive walking because they offer no arch support, heel cushioning, or shock absorption, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Wearers can suffer foot pain due to lack of arch support, tendinitis, and even sprained ankles if they trip. Doctors do not recommend wearing anything above 3 inches. The shift in your weight and gait puts more pressure on areas like your back and ankle, so stick to 3 or lower when you can.
A swollen joint in your big toe is an indication of
Socrates said it best, with the saying, “When our feet hurt…"
True or false? We are born with arches, and our feet flatten as we grow older.
Our feet may flatten as a result of fallen arches as we age, we do not actually have arches when we are born. Babies only develop these later in life, and adults lose them by not wearing the right footwear.
Our feet are the same size. True or false?
About 80% of the population varies slightly from foot to foot, but the difference is so minimal that we might never know.
Hudson Physicians Podiatry provider is:
"Everyone needs healthy feet to keep them going and I take pride in knowing that I can help." - Melanie Berg.