The Foot, an Amazing Walking Machine

Your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 20 muscles, 7,000 nerve endings and 250,000 sweat glands.  The average person will walk more than 250,000 miles in a lifetime.  While walking, your foot will absorb twice the amount of your body weight whereas running will make your foot absorb two and a half times your weight.[1]

Let’s appreciate our feet.  They do so much work every day carrying us where we need to go.  Let’s take care of them by wearing proper shoes and arch supports when necessary.

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Dr. Kim

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