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• The average person will walk 115,000 miles in their lifetime. That’s like walking around the world twice.

• 100 tons of pressure are put on our feet every day.

• We walk an average of 8,000 to 10,000 feet a day.

• There are around 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet.

• 52 Bones (26 x 2) in your feet make up a quarter of the total bones in your body. In addition, there are 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.

• By age 12, a child’s foot reaches about 90 per cent of its adult length.

• Our two feet are never similar. There are always subtle differences.

• The average foot gets two sizes longer when a person stands up.

• 75% of North Americans will experience foot problems at one time in their life.

• Afternoons are the best time to shop for shoes because the feet are swollen most during that time.

• 9 out of 10 women wear shoes that are too small for them. Women are four times more likely to suffer from foot problems than men.

• Your feet are the first signs of any impending ill-health.

What’s the lesson from all this? Be good to your feet and they’ll be good to you. Contact Dorval Physiotherapy today and come in for a full foot and leg checkup.

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