An insight into why your feet are so important

March 23, 2018

Have you ever thought about the role your feet play in everyday life?

The 26 bones, 33 joints and 250,000 sweat glands are just a tiny percentage of what makes up your foot.

Healthy feet are vital for well-being and it is only when your feet turn problematic that their importance is appreciated. In a lifetime, the average person walks 100,000 miles carrying half of your body weight through every single step.

Your feet are in contact with the ground during walking, sitting, running, and standing and it is no wonder that 3 out of 4 people have some kind of foot problem during their life.

Not only do your feet control your direction and movement, but they are also extensions of your legs, back and upper body. Therefore, it is no surprise that having painful feet can also take its toll on the rest of your body.

Countless blood vessels and nerve endings link your feet to the heart, brain and spine. Health problems such as circulation and nerve damage can therefore affect the most vulnerable and dependable aspect of your body, in turn affecting your wellbeing.

In essence, your feet provide the essential platform between the ground that you walk on and between your body, enabling you to simply get from A to B.

It is never too early to start looking after your feet and starting good foot health habits and regular checks early on can help you to walk comfortably throughout life. We only get one pair, so look after them well!

For top tips on how to look after your feet, take a look at this article or give us a call at 01380 730473 to speak with a Podiatrist.