I feel bad for feet. We crunch ‘em up and shove ‘em into uncomfortable shoes and still expect them to carry us around all day, blaming them for the blisters we inflict! Not to mention, they take the bad rap for being the smelliest part of the body (hello, armpits anyone?)!
It’s time for feet to have their moment in the sun. They are, after all, the foundation of your body and support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.
If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
I always see women in the city walking around in flip flops, high heels and even flats that put your foot at risk. Heels that are higher than three inches put too much of your body weight on the front of the foot, which can cause calluses, bunions, corns and hammertoes and strain your arches. Flats don’t support your arch or Achilles tendon and when worn too much, can cause your foot to become pronated, or flattened. And flip flops are so bad, I’m going to devote a whole article to them, so stay tuned!
As for the men, your work shoes are more equipped to get your through your day, but still may not have the proper support if you are on your feet for longer stretches.
Ways to Treat Your Feet
Posted on November 5, 2015