10 Fun Foot Facts

1 - There are currently more websites about foot fetishes than foot healthcare and podiatry.

2 - The average woman walks 3 miles more, per day, than the average man.

3 - Foot warts or plantar warts are most common in kids ages 12 to 16. It is estimated that 20% of schoolchildren, and 10% of the general population, have plantar warts. The other 10% may have been exposed to children with warts or are immunocompromised.

4 - In the Hindu religion, it is considered wrong or sinful to wear gold on the foot.

5 - The most common area for a gout attack is in the big-toe joint. Gout in women is generally associated with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), a drug for high blood pressure.

6 - The end of the day is the best time of day to try on shoes because the feet are likely to be swollen.

7 - The most common injuries in dancers, that affect the foot, are blisters, tendinitis, ingrown toenails, toe fractures, and stress fractures of the metatarsals.

8 - In ancient times, in the Middle East, heels were added to shoes and sandals to lift the foot from the burning sand.

9 - Toenails grow faster during hot weather, pregnancy, and teenage years.

10 - A leading cause of foot spasms is dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Drink a bottle of electrolyte water and avoid caffeine when exercising.