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In our feet, we have over 8,000 nerves and a vast number of nerve terminals near the skin. You have more nerves per square centimetre in your feet than anywhere else on the body, hence why they are so ticklish.

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125,000 sweat glands in our feet help keep us cool, but they can also be the cause of smelly feet because sweat glands create fluids. However, you may be surprised to learn that it’s not actually the fluids that make your feet smell. Bacteria like to make their home on warm, sweaty feet and create acids as a result. These acids have a foul odour. Wear clean socks everyday to avoid the accumulation of bacteria.

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The average child’s foot is subjected to three times the amount of stress than an adult’s because children are more active and more likely to participate in high-impact activities. It’s important that children have flexible, high-quality shoes with a well-made footbed and good shock absorption to help protect their feet. Prevention is the best medicine.

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The big toe was used to help our predecessors climb trees and act as a thumb. In todayโ€™s medicine, the big toe can even be used as a replacement if your thumb is lost.

Even though it is called your big toe, your second toe may be longer. This condition is known as Mortonโ€™s Toe and affects around 20-30% of the population. If you have this condition, you may be at an increased risk for bunions, hammertoes, and even back problems as this condition may affect how your body distributes weight and pressure on your feet.

๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ฌ are vital to tracking changes and checking for proper sensation and circulation. These appointments can call attention to any new abnormalities and can often detect problems early on, allowing for more effective treatment results.

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