Foot facts

Facts about your feet

  • Women have four times as many foot problems as men – wearing high heels is a big factor1
  • Nine out of ten women wear shoes that are too small 1
  • 55% of women have bunions1
  • After the age of 60, around 70% of women will have problems with osteoarthritis problems in their feet1
  • Feet have 250,000 sweat glands, which is more than any other area of the body, producing half a pint of perspiration a day.1
  • Feet can swell by up to one full shoe size when hot or during pregnancy!
  • One in three people over 65 – over two million older people in England – cannot cut their own nails.2

2 Age Concern

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