Your body is an intricate system that relies on each of its parts doing their job to keep you active and, well, alive. Your feet are one of the most hard-working and often overlooked body parts. They literally provide you with a solid foundation. However, when you have foot problems causing you pain and experience pain in other areas of your body, you may not realize that the root cause does have to do with your feet, and that cause is foot misalignment.
The article excerpt below states that your feet are getting blamed for problems they shouldn’t, and instead encourages you to focus on treating other areas like your knees or hips. While certainly there are issues that can’t be corrected by just aligning your feet, the issues discussed in this article, can be.
Posted by: Livestrong.com
How Fixing Your Feet Can Improve Your Workout
Why Do I Have Low/High Arches?
Though everyone’s feet have slightly varying degrees of arch, excessively arched or flat feet can indicate a problem with your hips (if it’s not genetic, of course). Lower arches can mean that your hips are rotating inward. This is more common in women, as their hips tend to be wider, causing their hips to rotate in more.
A great way to tell which way your hips rotate is to look at your knees. When your hips rotate in, your knees will point toward each other. This causes your lower legs, ankles and feet to turn in and your arch to flatten out. Since your glutes turn your hips out, strengthening those muscles will help with flat feet. (Think hip thrusts, hip bridges and deadlifts.)
Higher arches, on the other hand, are caused by the hips turning out. People with high arches tend to have tight leg muscles in general, specifically in their glutes and hamstrings. High arches can also be seen as tight arches because there is so much tension pulling the arch up.
If you have high arches, focus on your adductor muscles of your leg. The adductors are on the inside of the thigh and pull the leg in. It can also help to spend more time doing relaxing activities like meditation, since people with high arches tend to be more tense. Tension in muscles is an indication of stress, so try to relax.
It’s always a good idea to first check with a qualified doctor if you’re experiencing any kind of foot pain or pain in other areas of your body. When it comes to the issues discussed in this article – high/low arches, pronation or supination, and toes pointing in/out – correcting the misalignment in your feet can help these foot problems.
Approximately 40% of the population suffers from misaligned feet, caused by your ankle bone slipping off your heel bone, creating an excessive inward rotation of your ankle. This leads to common foot problems and problems in your knees, hips, back, and neck.
There is a revolutionary treatment available called HyProCure® that places a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between your ankle bone and heel bone to correct the excessive inward rotation. Once your feet are aligned, your body is aligned, leading to less problems causing you pain, and allowing all your pieces and parts to seamlessly work together.
Learn more about HyProCure®in the free resource below or contact the best podiatrist in NYC at Adler Footcare for a free assessment. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.