Each of your feet contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These all work together to support the weight of your body, act as shock absorbers, keep you balanced, and push you forward with each stride. On average, people spend about four hours standing on their feet every day and take around 10,000 individual steps. Because feet are small compared to your whole body, they receive an enormous impact with each footfall, adding up to hundreds of tons of weight every day.
One of the main causes of foot problems is poor-fitting shoes. Three out of four people wear shoes that are too small, narrow or high heeled shoes, shoes with slippery soles, or ones that offer no protection or support may cause serious injury and pain, and increase your chance of a fall.
Most foot problems can be treated effectively. You do not have to suffer needlessly.