THE FOOT AND ANKLE Tristate Orthopaedic Treatment Center
MEET THE FOOTThe human foot combines mechanical complexity and structural strength. Not only can it withstand a great deal of pressure, it also provides ﬂexibility and resiliency.
MEET THE ANKLEThe ankle serves as a shock absorber and as a sort of propulsive engine when you’re walking or running.
TIME TO GET INTIMATE... Anatomy 101The FootThe foot is composed of:- 26 bones- 33 joints- 4 muscle layers- More than 100 ligaments- A complex network of arteries, veins, and nervesThe AnkleThe ankle is a hinged joint composed of the ﬁbulaand tibia (in the leg) and the talus (in the foot) as wellas ligaments.
FAST FEET (AND ANKLE) FACTS•3 out of 4 people in the U.S. will experience some kind of foot and ankle problem• 25% of all the bones in the human body are in your feet• There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in your two feet...and they can excrete over half a pint of moisture each day
RUN FOR IT!• The average person will walk 115,000 miles over their lifetime - that’s enough to go around the world 4 times• Walking puts up to1.5 times your body weight on your feet• Running puts up to 4 times your body weight on your feet
CALL A DOCTOR!With all the foot and ankle have going on, problems are prettycommon. Seek treatment from a medical professional for yourfoot and ankle problems if....- You have severe pain- Swelling persists- You can’t put weight on the foot or ankle- You have signs of an infection such as a wound or sore that isoozing pus, or a temperature of over 100 F
WANT TO KNOW MORE? To ﬁnd out more about the foot andankle, common problems, and treatments... Visit Tristate Orthopedic Treatment Center at: www.tristateorthotc.com