The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. That’s 52 bones in your feet, which make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.
Since a quarter of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet, when a great deal of force, weight and pressure are placed on them, your chance of injury increases.
In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a study that revealed 77 percent of Americans (18 and up) suffer from foot pain. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common foot pains.
• About 83 percent of active adults, ages 25 to 65, will experience plantars.
• Ten percent of runners will suffer from it.
• Fourteen percent reported improved symptoms simply from changing their shoes.