A pedorthist is a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.
Stan’s helps you with shoe modifications to make sure your shoes feel the best for your feet.
All of our Stan’s & New Balance Milwaukee locations utilize the technology of the Aetrex iStep to get the best fit. Our Fit Specialists are trained to walk you through your unique foot scan.
Visit any of our locations to be scanned and fitted for 3D printed insoles from Aetrex and Superfeet.
- The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles.
- There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet. Sweat glands in the feet excrete as much as a half-pint of moisture a day.
- Your feet may be different sizes. Buy shoes for the larger one.
- The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime. That’s enough to go around the circumference of the earth four times!
- There are currently more websites on the Internet having to do with foot fetishes than with foot health.
Foot Care Facts
- 1/4 of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.
- 3 out of 4 Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime.
- Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems; it’s neglect and a lack of awareness regarding proper care—including ill-fitting shoes—that bring on issues.
- Women have about four times as many foot problems as men. High heels are partly to blame.
- Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet—so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
- Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. It limits everyday dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed, or walking for about 7 million Americans.
- About 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which in severe forms can lead to lower limb amputations. Approximately 56,000 people a year lose their foot or leg to diabetes.
- Walking barefoot can cause plantar warts because the virus can enter through a cut.
- About 5% of Americans have toenail problems in a given year.
- Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your general health by improving circulation, contributing to weight control, and promoting all-around well-being.
- As with any medical condition, contact a medical professional regarding your foot health.
Courtesy of foot.com