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10 Fun Facts About Your Feet

Your feet are some of the most essential parts of your body because they provide you with balance, posture, support, and transportation. So, caring for them is important to a healthy and active lifestyle. In today's post, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, shares some fun facts about your feet.

  1. The bones in your feet make up about 25% of the total bones in your entire body.
  2. The foot has 33 joints and 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles that all work together to bear weight and help you move.
  3. The average American takes 3,000 to 4,000 steps per day, meaning by age 70, most people will have walked over 100,000 miles.
  4. Your toenails grow just 1.6 millimeters in a month. So, if you lose one, it can take as much as a year and a half before it grows back fully.
  5. The feet have 250,000 sweat glands; on average, they can produce a cup of sweat daily. 
  6. Keeping your feet healthy is essential to overall health; your feet often are a sign of an existing health problem, including:
  1. The Smithsonian Museum has more than twenty pairs of famous shoes, including the world’s most famous pair, the ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”
  2. There are around 8,000 nerves in your feet, so it's not surprising that many people are ticklish on the bottom of their feet. If you are, it’s a good sign because it means all those nerves are firing correctly.
  3. Even though it is referred to as your big toe, your second toe may be longer. This condition is called Morton’s Toe, affecting approximately 20-30% of the population.
  4. Approximately one in three women will experience bunions in their lifetime.


We hope you enjoyed these fun facts about your feet! If you need a skilled podiatrist to care for your feet or ankles, you can trust Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936

Dr. Hubert Lee

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