hannah rycroft - podiatry background feet
hannah rycroft - podiatry background feet


The foot is a complex structure. It contains 26 bones, more than 30 small joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. These must all work together so that your foot can do all that you need it to. Most people take a million or so steps per year, so the foot has a lot to do.

Feet walk on average 4000 to 6000 steps a day and carry us the equivalent of five times round the earth in an average lifetime.

Between 75% and 80% of the adult population have some form of foot problem at any time, so its time to start looking after your feet...!

In our lifetime our feet will walk an average of 70,000 miles. This is the equivalent of walking five times around the globe. In this time we will experience the pain of "breaking in" new shoes, blisters, corns, generalized foot and ankle pain and even some infections. All of these conditions can be treated by Podiatrists, who are uniquely trained to evaluate, diagnose and manage all conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Even problems with an individual's knees, hips or back may be associated with abnormalities stemming from the feet.