Important and Interesting Feet Health Statistics

  1. An estimated 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lives.
  2. Each year, 5% of Americans suffer from fungal foot infections.
  3. Each year, 5% of Americans suffer from ingrown toenail problems.
  4. An estimated 6% of Americans suffer from foot injuries which include flat feet, bunions, and fallen arches.
  5. Approximately 60-70% of people with diabetes will develop some form of diabetic nerve damage.
  6. Severe nerve damage can lead to diabetic lower limb amputation – an estimated 56,000 diabetic patients lose their foot or leg to the disease.
  7. 60% of people have uneven foot sizes; 80% among this group have a larger left foot.
  8. Arthritis, including arthritis of the feet, is the primary cause of disability among Americans.

Inspiring Fact

Although Jessica Cox, of Tucson, Ariz., was born without arms, she became the first licensed pilot to fly using only her feet.

Going Shoe Shopping?

If yes, then plan your shoe shopping spree for the afternoons. The American Podiatry Medical Association recommends shopping for shoes in the afternoon because your feet tend to swell during the day – it is best to buy shoes that allow your feet some breathing space.

Early Warning Signs Can Manifest Themselves in the Feet

Foot and ankle diseases or ailments can be indicative of health problems that impact your overall health. Often, early warning signs of health conditions such as diabetes, as well as circulatory disorders and nerve damage, will present themselves in the feet.

Do You Or A Family Member Need The Help Of An Experienced Podiatrist In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're seeking the help of an experienced podiatrist you owe it to yourself to speak with our doctors as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.
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