Take a load off your feet

By Margo White In Health

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3rd January, 2013
If, like most people, you’ve had a break recently, your feet should be enjoying a bit of breathing space. But being footloose doesn’t mean you should get too fancy-free. Our feet are complicated: each contains 26 bones and 100 ligaments, together they contain a quarter of all the bones in the body, and the skin of the feet has more than 7000 nerve endings. Our feet were designed to carry us through life. It pays to tread carefully. After months of living inside a shoe, slipping around on a rubber mat held on with a bit between our toes can have unwanted consequences. Most jandals don’t ...

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