10 reasons why your feet are so important!
- Your feet will travel around the world over 3 times in your life.
In a life time the average person will take 128,000kms in steps which is more than three times around the earth.
- Your feet take a lot of pressure.
There are times when you’re walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you’re running, it can be three or four times your weight.
- Your feet are your foundations.
Back pain? Neck pain? It could be coming from your feet. Your whole body alignment starts at your feet.
- Your feet are complex.
A quarter of all the bones in your body are found in your feet. That’s 26 bones in just each foot. Ever wondered why your feet are so ticklish? It’s because there are more sensory nerve endings per inch than in any other spot on the body.
- Your feet change size over your life.
You rarely stay the same shoes size over your life. Feet can flatten out as you get older and can also increase in shoe size with certain medical conditions and pregnancy.
- Most people don’t know how to cut their nails properly.
This can lead to in painful grown toe nails and more serious infections.
- Your feet sweat, a lot.
There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day.
- The Skin on your feet is different from the rest of your body.
Skin on the soles of your feet is thicker than it is anywhere else on your body, which means it needs special care!
- Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems.
It is neglect, lack of awareness, and proper care – including ill-fitting shoes – that can bring on problems.
- Your feet mirror your general health.
Such conditions 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
Do you have any of these concerns?
Call our friendly podiatrist today at Essential Chiropractic Clinic on 94703443 to book your next appointment!