|Foot and Ankle Disorders
Did you know the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons? These parts all work together to allow the foot to move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward or backward on even or uneven surfaces.
It is no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.
More than 75% of Americans wear shoes that are too small. Did you know that you are supposed to have 1/2 inch of space between your longest toe and the end of your shoe?
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Number 1 reason for nontraumatic amputation of the foot is diabetes.