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Some Cool Foot Facts!

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:14pm
Kids! As you prepare to go back to school, you can impress your teachers - especially your health teacher - with these cool foot facts.

Don't be shy...show off your foot knowledge!

There are 26 bones in your foot – 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.

There are 33 joints in each foot.

There are more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet.

Your feet have a large network of blood vessels and nerves.

There are over 250,000 sweat glands in your feet.

Your feet are protected on the outside by skin and nails.

The FOREFOOT includes the five toes and bears ½ your body weight.

The MIDFOOT is the middle or arch of the foot and acts as a shock absorber.

The HINDFOOT contains the heel and ankle which are the largest bones in the foot. The heel is protected by a layer of fat.

You can also check out Dr. Vail's website...it has so much more information about your feet...become a FOOT EXPERT!

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