Women’s Foot Health
Did you know women are 4 times more likely to have a foot problem compared to men? Anatomically, all feet are skeletally similar as they each have 26 bones (28 if you include the sesamoids) with 33 joints, which work with a complex array of muscles and tendons every time you take a step. However, women’s feet are biomechanically very different from men’s majority due to years of wearing and walking in narrow-fitted high heel shoes that cramp the toes. Your feet are the most important because they support your entire body. Therefore, imagine the trauma your feet must endure constantly with every step you take. In order to provide a resource to educate patients on foot & ankle issues that are highly prevalent in women we have created the Women’s Foot Health page.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” — Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!