4 Fascinating Foot Facts


Your fascinating feet do an incredible job every day to support your full weight. It may be easy to take your feet for granted while they perform all the work of walking, standing, and exercising that you expect from them, but they really are a marvel of natural engineering, and you should periodically remind yourself of how truly awesome they are. Maybe then, you will take better care of your poor old tired feet!

 4 fascinating foot facts that may amaze your friends:

  1.  Amazing stress and pressure absorption—It may be hard to believe, but the average pair of feet absorb the equivalent of a hundred tons or more of weight every day.

  2.  The largest feet recorded—The largest feet ever measured belong to a Venezuelan man named J. Hernandez. His feet are a size 26 which is nearly seventeen inches long!

  3.  A huge number of moving parts—Your feet and ankles each have over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, 26 bones, and 33 joints.

  4.  Your feet are thick skinned—The skin on the soles of your feet is the thickest of anywhere on your body.

 One other fact about your feet is that you are probably not treating a foot or ankle problem that has been bothering you. Over 75 percent of folks neglect their feet until the pain gets worse, which is not the best approach! Make an appointment with your foot doctor! At Monroe Foot & Ankle Care, our podiatrist Dr. Elliott M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high-quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155.