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Foot Facts

Each foot and ankle may contain: 26 bones (One-quarter of the bones in the human body are in the feet.); 33 joints; more than 100 muscles, tendons (fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones), and ligaments (fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones); and a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue. These structures work together to provide the body with support, balance, and mobility.

The average person takes approximately 1500 steps per kilometre.

The average human walking speed 4.8 km/h (3mph), for older individuals 4.51 km/h ~ 4.75 km/h (2.8 mph ~ 2.95 mph) and for younger individuals | 5.32 km/h ~ 5.43 km/h (3.3 mph ~ 3.38 mph). Walking speeds can vary greatly depending on factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, effort, and fitness.

There are many benefits of walking - see physical activity benefits

Foot Types
Particular foot types are more prone to foot problems. For instance those with pronated (Flat) feet suffer more and are more prone to injury than others.
Those with very flexible feet or a foot that flattens a lot when standing on it will find that their foot elongates and widens on standing, particularly with a heavy back pack this is increased, which results in causing cramping of the toes or pressure under the ball of the foot. Arch supports are particularly useful to prevent elongation of the foot and reduce resultant pain. Foot orthotics may be required to reduce the elongation of the foot.
Those with bony feet or high arched feet are more prone to pressure areas over the bony protuberances and the top of the foot.