Your feet are your body's shock absorbers. The average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day, which add up to more than 3 million steps per year. We carry approximately four to six times our body weight across the ankle joint when climbing up stairs or walking steep inclines. More than 5 million people are treated annually for fractures of the lower limbs in physicians offices, emergency departments, and hospitals according to The Burden of Musculosketal Diseases in the United States copyright @ 2008. Check out the following "how to" pages on treating foot injuries to supplement the advice of your Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon.