Did You Know?

2.3 million Canadian live with diabetes today.
50% of all lower limb amputations in Ontario are directly related to diabetes.
Canadian Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1921.

Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet – so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
3 out of every 4 people will experience foot problems in their lifetime.

Flip-flops are the oldest form of footwear.
Different civilizations often used different toes for the thong. The Greeks used the 1st & 2nd toes, the Romans used the 2nd & 3rd toes and the Mesopotamians used the 3rd & 4th toes!
Flip-flops were known as flip-flaps until the 1960’s.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was in Snag, Yukon at -62.8 degrees Celsius. Brrrr!!
The average Canadian will spend $1,182.00 on holiday shopping.
Santa’s official mailing address. Santa Claus North Pole, HOH OHO, Canada

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.
The average consumer will spend $362.00 this year on back to school shopping.
The average back pack carried represents 17% of a child’s body weight.

Datang, Zhuji, China produces 8 billion pairs of socks in a year.
There are 30 definitions for the word sock.
In 50 years you will have put on approximately 365,000 socks.
Each foot produces ½ cup of sweat a day!

A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments.
When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of your body weight.

When you are walking normally, the whole foot is never flat on the ground.
Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking. The reason for this is that demands are being made on the same few muscles for a length of time.
The gait pattern of your right foot does not usually match that of your left

The skin on your feet is thicker than it is anywhere else on your body.
Corns and calluses are never normal, but they are the most common foot problems.
When you are stressed, you are more susceptible to the virus that causes warts on the foot

 

There are about 800 Podiatrist/Chiropodists that actively practice in Canada.
Chiropodists/podiatrists are primary care providers and are therefore qualified to assess, diagnose, prescribe and carry out treatments including minor surgical procedures.