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Some famous people down through the ages have made
memorable statements about feet or have otherwise influenced the way we
think about feet and shoes. Can you identify the person connected with
Which Greek philosopher said,
"When our feet hurt, we hurt all over"?
Which Renaissance artist called
the foot "a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art"?
Leonardo da Vinci
What hero of ancient Greece gave
his name to the largest and strongest tendon in the foot?
Use these numbers to answer the following questions
about parts of the foot:
- 5, 20, 26, 33, 100.
How many of the body's 206 bones are located in
How many joints hold these bones together?
How many muscles are used to move the bones of each
How many ligaments join these bones?
(This one's easy...) How many nails protect
the toes of each foot?
human foot is a highly specialized structure containing 26
relatively small bones, more than 150 ligaments and in intricate
network of muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
The average person, engaging in non-strenuous activity, walks
approximately 4 miles every day or about 115,000 miles in a
Did you know that there are approximately 250,000 sweat
glands in each pair of feet that release nearly a cup of
moisture every day?
During a typical day, the feet endure a cumulative force of
several hundred tons.
More than 70% of all people in the United States will have
painful foot problems at some time during their lifetime.
Foot pain is not normal.