“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering” and a work of art Leonardo da Vinci. Since taking our very first steps, we rely on our feet every day for so much. But how much do you really know about your feet?
Surprising facts about feet • Each foot is made up of 100 moveable parts, including 26 bones and 20 muscles.
The bones in both feet make up around a quarter of all the bones in your body.
With every mile you walk, you shift approximately one hundred tonnes (the weight of a blue whale) just by moving your own body weight forward.
The average person will walk around 150,000 miles in their lifetime – that’s more than four times around the Earth! Look after your feet! Our feet are incredible. And it’s easy to take them for granted. We only have one pair of feet, so we owe them more of our attention! Here we share some very simple steps for keeping our feet healthy and in peak condition. And we highlight five common foot problems that you can manage yourself at home – and advise when it’s best to seek help from a podiatrist. What is Podiatry? Podiatry is the field of medicine that specialises in assessing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot and lower limb.