Foot & ankle has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments & 19 muscles!
25% of body bones are located in foot & ankle only!
You walk 8000-10000 steps per day!
Foot & ankle forms the most important part of our body & it is ‘The Foundation’ of our body. 25% of body bones are located in human foot. In fact an average person walks 8000-10000 steps per day. By the time you reach to the age of 50 years, you walk twice around the whole world on your feet!! The problems in the back, hip & knee can in fact be due to problems in foot & ankle. Many diseases show their first sign of existence through foot & ankle.
Worldwide foot & ankle is an established specialty of medicine while Indian scenario is pathetic. Huge ignorance & neglect prevails not only amongst society but also amongst doctor community! Neglect of its problems will not only alter fitness of a student, adult, sports or elderly population but can also prove to be the root cause for back, knee & hip problems!