Did you know that your feet combined contain more than 50 bones, which accounts for about one-fourth of all the bones in your body, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)? Also, your feet together have 60 joints and more than 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold them together and help them move. With so many bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, your foot health is important to move daily.
For such a small part of the human body, your feet play a dominant role. Just walking around with many pounds placed on them can put a lot of wear and tear on them. So, it’s a good idea to pay attention to your feet to help prevent pain or infection. Continue reading
At Dr. Comfort®, we’re experts in comfortable footwear that address a number of foot-related medical issues. We’re obviously big fans of feet. Whether you love them or hate them, feet are fascinating. While we usually focus on foot health, we wanted to dive into some interesting facts about feet.
The human foot has been growing progressively larger over the years. In the 1960s for example, the average shoe size for a woman in the US was 6.5. Now the average size is between an 8.5 and 9!
Maybe you work in sales, or maybe you don’t, but either way, it’s likely that you’ve been to trade shows or conventions. According to the Convention Industry Council, 205 million people in the United States attend conventions, conferences, congresses, trade shows and exhibitions each year. Conventions are essential to gaining new knowledge in your field, networking with cross-country colleagues, and promoting your company and/or products, and, while all are beneficial, conventions can do a number on your body, particularly on your feet.
Exhibit halls are very, very long with concrete floors providing little support. In fact, the largest convention center in North America, McCormick Place in Chicago, IL is 2,670,000 sqft! Chances are that if you’re on the floor, whether you’re an exhibitor or attendee, you’re on your feet. All day. This not only causes foot pain but soreness in your knees, hips, back, and shoulders, but makes those long hours seem even longer. To help you keep your convention experience pain-free, here are some helpful foot care tips for before, during and after your day on the trading floor.