The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) considers your feet a marvel of engineering. Together, your two feet contain more than 50 bones, accounting for about one-fourth of all the bones in your body. And somehow they also make room for more than 60 joints and 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold them together and help them move.
It’s not surprising that many problems can affect your feet. For starters, they have a very tough job. Over the course of your life, you put a lot of wear and tear on your feet, Brezinski says. Simply walking around on an average day pounds them with hundreds of tons of force.
Think of all the activities that stress your feet. Your job may require that you stand or walk around for hours at a time. Your choice of exercise, like running, can really impact your tootsies as well. And then there’s the matter of style. Women often wedge their feet into shoes that don’t give them the room or support they need, such as floppy sandals or the pair of designer pumps that were irresistable when they went on sale — even though they’re a half-size smaller than they should be.
If you are experiencing pain in your feet and ankles, please contact us for an evaluation appointment. We are here and happy to help you any way we can.