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Foot Notes

Feet are subject to more injury than any other body part….why?

There are many structures to injure; the foot and ankle contain 26 bones (25% of the body’s bones), 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Though the best exercise for your feet is walking; walking brings a force of several hundred pounds on the feet.  In fact, a 150-pound individual who walks one mile exerts about 63.5 tons on each foot…that’s 127,000 pounds per foot.   When walking on cement, each foot receives 180-pound jolt every step.

Average Americans (not exactly sure who this refers to) walk about 10,000 steps per day.  During a lifetime, these same individuals walk about 115,000 miles, which is more than 4x around the earth.

Runners exert 3-4 times their body weight on their feet.

For those that like heels, a 2 ½ “heel increases forefoot load by 75%

How to take care of your body’s foundation:

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.  Theodore Roosevelt

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