How many bones are in the feet?

By: Tom Lemke - Cped MC, Cped C, Oct 25, 2017
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The Foot Lab, Edmonton, Feet Foot Health

What can I do to protect the bones in my feet from wear and tear?

There are 26 bones in the human foot...usually. The best thing that we can do to protect them from wear and tear is to use them regularly, the old adage "use it or lose it" is true in this case. Our feet are meant to be used and used a lot!

Simply going for a half hour to one hour brisk walk 3 to 7 days a week will keep your feet in tip top shape, and you too. When we start to over use or abuse them, that's when we often run into problems unless we take the time to strengthen them before. Stretch, strengthen and use them and they'll serve you well all your life. I had developed a pain in the ball of my right foot after walking several miles when my bike had a flat and I had to push it home.

I tried all sorts of modifications to my orthotics and shoes which worked...sort of. What fixed the problem completely was a simple exercise that only took about a minute twice a day. I learned about it from one of my clients that trains people how to fix issues with simple little exercises.

Click here to find out Simple exercises I can do for good foot health?

Tom Lemke has been making custom footwear for Canadians for over 30 years.

Tom became a Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman in 1996, and a few years later in 2003 he started his own orthopedic, orthotic and pedorthic practice: The Foot Lab. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, The Foot Lab serves clients from Grande Prairie to Nova Scotia and beyond.  Check out our website http://www.footlab.ca/ 

Our Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman will create custom-made shoes, inserts, insoles and/or footwear modification to help you:

  • improve your walking posture, putting less stress on your body;
  • relieve foot, leg, or back pain from walking and standing;
  • walk more naturally with differently-sized legs or a partial or full amputation; and
  • relieve pain and improve balance problems caused by chronic health issues like diabetes or cerebral palsy.