Fascinating Foot Facts

* The foot has 250,000 sweat glands, they release about 200 mls of perspiration every day.

* Around 70% of foot problems come from wearing the wrong footwear or ill-fitting shoes. Many of these foot   problems start in childhood.

* 85% of diabetic foot ulcers are caused by footwear.

* In the United Kingdom, about 30 million pounds is spent annually on foot care services for the elderly.

* Even the Bible records the foot problems of King Asa, David’s son……"nevertheless in the time of his old age he  was diseased in his feet." (1 Kings 15:23).



Andrew has taught at the University as well as providing podiatry services in South Africa since 1977. Twice chair of the Podiatry Association of South Africa and a commentator on care of your feet on both radio and television he now works in private practice in Cape Town and Hout Bay.