Here are some general questions many people have about feet. They should help you get a pretty good base.
Are Foot Issues A Common Problem?
According to the California Podiatric Medical Association, 75% of Americans will experience some type of foot or ankle issue at one time in their life. That’s a pretty convincing number.
What Is All In My Feet?
Each foot contains 26 bones, 35 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. That’s all just to make one foot operate. Double that for both feet, and that is about 1/4 of the bones in your body contained in your feet.
Who Experiences More Foot Issues?
Women unfortunately are most susceptable to foot issues and injuries. In most cases, it’s because of lifelong wearing of high heels. According to the Spine Health Institute in Florida, high heels have a dramatically negative effect on the body in general. They put unnecessary pressure on feet in particular.
How Much Do We Actually Walk?
Well according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the average American takes between 8,000 and 10,000 steps per day. Add that up over a lifetime and it’s over 115,000 steps. That’s like walking around the globe 4 times in your life by the way.
What’s The Most Common Foot Injury?
For people over the age of 17 in the U.S., the most common injury was surveyed as a sprained or strained ankle. That was surveyed in about 60% of all Americans.
Is Flat Feet A Common Issue?
Only about 6% of the population experiences flat feet, fallen arches, bunions, etc. Not an extremely large percentage, but enough to be noticeable and actionable.
We’ll keep adding to this list of FAQs as they come up. This is just a preliminary list that we hope will help. If you have other interesting questions, feel free to Contact Us or add a quick comment below. Thanks and have a good walk!