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Foot Pain by the Numbers

November 17, 2008

Millions of American adults, or one in six, who have foot problems; the ratio increases to one in three over age 65.

The average number of miles an American walks each year; two to three times total body weight is placed on the big toe during the push-off phase of walking.

Million pounds of pressure the feet absorb during an hour of strenuous exercise.

Millions of Americans who visit doctors’ offices for foot and ankle problems each year.

Percentage of Americans with flat feet, a condition in which the foot does not have a normal arch.

Number of Americans per year who undergo ankle replacement surgery.

Percentage increase in the amount of body-weight pressure on the forefoot when wearing three-inch high heels; this drops to 22 percent for one-inch heels.

Average number of steps in a mile.

The amount of inches between the end of a properly fitted shoe and the longest toe.

Percentage of Americans who will be affected by plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime.

Number of feet in a mile.


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