The average person, the American Podiatric Medical Association estimates, takes between 8,000 and 10,000(!) steps every day. In a lifetime that adds up to about 115,000 miles. With each step, the pressure on your feet can exceed your body weight, when you're running, the pressure soars to three or four times your weight.
The is a complicated machine. Each foot contains 26 bones and 33 joints held together by 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and scores of tendons. That's a lot of moving parts!
Thousands of times each day of your life, your feet are buffered and jarred! Even simple everyday activities like shopping, chasing after kids or walking the dog take a toll on your feet. And if you're into athletics - biking, skiing, hiking, running, training for a marathon or contact sports - your feet take an even worse beating as those bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons battle against gravity to control the force and weight of your body's contact with the ground. And medical conditions like diabetes or lingering can make maters worse.
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