As a Certified Reflexologist, I see feet every day. Mostly feet have some problems.

I have seen a many variety of feet. Some nicely shaped, some pretty, and some need pain relief. .

There are some feet that are just tired from wearing ill-fitted shoe or are overworked.

Few of us appreciate what our feet do for us until something happens.

We take our feet for granted.

My reflexology colleague, Bill Flocco, of the American Academy of Reflexology in California compiled a list of interesting facts about feet that many of us don’t think about, let’s see how many of them you know.

Here are some general anatomy about what your feet consist of.

  • There are 5 long bones -metatarsals in each foot
  • Of the 7 ankle bones (tarsals), the talus and the calcaneus form the major part of the heel.
  • The tibia (the largest bone in the lower leg) sits on the Talus or the outside of the leg
  • The calcaneus bone is what most call the heel bone
  • Each foot has 33 joints, 31 tendons, 19 muscles, and 107 ligaments.
  • What’s the difference between a tendon & a ligament? Both are fibrous tissues. Primarily, tendons attach muscles to bones, and ligaments are the tough tissue that holds bone to bone and stabilizes joints. Both are needed for joint strength & flexibility.
  • The thickest skin in the human body is located in the feet
  • Most people have one foot larger than the other; it’s rare for both feet to be exactly the same length.
  • The bottom of the foot is called the plantar surface
  • The top of the foot is called the dorsal surface

If you would like to learn how Reflexology can help to ease pain in your feet, schedule a FREE consultation with the Healing Place LLC by going online or call 508 359-6463.

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