A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments.
The 52 bones in your feet make up one quarter of all the bones in your body. When they are out of alignment, so is the rest of your body.
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 soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and sensory nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body.
The American Podiatry Medical Association says buying shoes is best done during the afternoon. Your feet tend to swell a little during the day, and it’s best to buy shoes that fit then.
Women are 4 times more likely to have foot problems than men are, mostly due to footwear.
A 2½-inch high heel can increase the load on the forefoot by 75%.
Many people have one foot larger than the other, so it’s best to fit the larger one while standing.
The American Podiatric Medical Association states the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which add up to 115,000 miles in a lifetime – more than 4 times the circumference of the globe.
During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It contributes to your general health by improving circulation and weight control.
Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
Foot ailments can become your first sign of more serious medical problems. Your feet mirror your general health, so conditions like arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in your feet.
Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America, including in your feet.
Podiatric physicians are 4 times less likely to use costly services than other physicians
75% of Americans will experience foot problems at one time or another in their lives.
About 19% of the US population has an average of 1.4-foot problems each year.
About 5% of the US population has fungal foot infections each year.
About 5% of the US population has ingrown toenail problems each year.
About 5% of the US population has corns or calluses each year. They are less likely to receive treatment and more likely to continue having problems without treatment.
About 6% of US population has foot injuries, bunions, flat feet or fallen arches each year.
About 60% of all foot & ankle injuries aged 17 or older are ankle strains or sprains.
About 60-70% of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic nerve damage, which in severe forms can lead to diabetic lower limb amputation. Approximately 56,000 people a year lose their foot or leg due to diabetes.
Heel pain and ingrown toenails are the most common problems researched.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common reason for feeling pain and burning in their feet.

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Dr. Kevin Berkowitz and his colleagues at Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery have developed stem cell injection and infusion therapy to help treat a myriad of conditions. Stem cells and foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Kevin Berkowitz and his colleagues have collaborated on new techniques for stem cell and PRP through local injection therapy… Read More

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Stem cells are unique cells capable of two amazing processes: differentiation and self-renewal.They are found in each and every cell in your body. Pretty amazing, isn't it? Differentiation is the ability to reproduce and develop into any of the more than 200 types of specialized cells in the body. Through differentiation, cells become specialists in… Read More

Are some more prone to ingrown toenails than others?

I get a pedicure on a regular basis and yet still have problems with ingrown toe nails on both my feet.  My friends who get pedicures from the same manicurist do not have this problem so I do not think it is the manner in which my nails are trimmed.  Are some people more prone… Read More

I cannot seem to stop my feet and ankles from swelling

Although I take frequent rest breaks during the course of the day and put my feet up, I cannot seem to stop my feet and ankles from swelling, as well as causing discomfort when walking.  I am a 40 year old saleswoman in Miami, FL. Other than changing careers, what’s your suggestion for relief? Swelling in… Read More

I have continual problems with bunions

I am the mother of three teenage sons living in southern Miami FL and have continual problems with bunions.  Is there a test to determine if my children will have bunion problems also? Bunions are largely hereditary. This is the most common cause of bunion deformity. Pain associated with bunions usually affects women more than… Read More

I frequently get fungal nail infections

I frequently get fungal nail infections.  Are these contagious?  I am a 29 year old married man living in the northern section of Miami, FL. Fungal nail infections are contagious ONLY to the other toenails on your feet you cannot spread them by contact with others unless they are wearing your shoes that may have… Read More