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Patient Education

The Amazing Foot

We walk approximately hundred and 15,000 miles on a lifetime. That’s almost 4 times around the world! A 150 pound person places approximately 450 to 600 pounds of pressure with each step. Leonardo da Vinci is known to have said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”foot-pain-center-of-kansas-city-patient-education

The foot is actually a complex machine that depends on all of its 26 bones and even more joints to work in harmony. One quarter of all bones in the body or in the feet. Each foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. (That doesn’t even include the number of nerves, arteries, and veins!) When all the parts are working correctly, the foot is capable of remarkable things…not only pain-free walking, but also the parts up the chain; ankles, knees, hips and spine. Without a properly functioning foundation, the rest of the “machine” cannot do it’s job. Dr. Goldstein is trained to diagnose and determine which parts need correction and will offer the best treatment methods for having them all function in alignment.

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