10 Interesting Feet Facts…

Greetings, salaam, shalom and namaste to you and all. I trust you’re safe, well and in good spirits.

This month I thought I would share with you 10 interesting Feet Facts:

  1. One quarter of your body’s bones are in your feet. Each normal foot has 33 joints, 26 bones, 19 muscles, and 107 ligaments. 
  2. If your whole foot touches the floor when you stand, you have flat feet. Young children usually have them, because their foot bones, tendons, and ligaments haven’t yet formed arches.
  3. It’s normal for some people to never develop arches, but flat feet can cause pain. On the other hand, well-aligned flat feet can be helpful, because they support the body’s weight over a bigger area.
  4. Toenails grow much more slowly than fingernails do.
  5. Skin on the soles of your feet is thicker than it is anywhere else on the human body.
  6. Each foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands, and they can produce up to half a pint of moisture a day!
  7. Walking is the best exercise for your feet, and it’s also a great way to get overall exercise for your body: it boosts circulation and helps you burn calories.
  8. Standing still is much more tiring than walking. Your body only uses a few specific muscles when you’re still, whereas walking distributes the weight and effort over more muscles.
  9. Your feet may be the most ticklish part of your body. This is because we have 8,000 nerves in our feet.
  10. Morton’s toe is the name given to the condition where the second toe is longer than the big toe. It affects 20-30% of the world’s population.

Thanks for reading and on behalf of everyone at the Foot Comfort Centre we hope you have a good day and found these Feet Facts interesting,


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