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Happy Feet

Do you have happy feet?

Feet, responsible for more than you may realise...

Feet, responsible for more than you may realise…

How many shoes do you see these days that are shaped like feet? Personally, I hardly see any at all. Most shoes are tapered to a blunt point that looks rather aesthetically pleasing, but very few shoes widen out across the toes and follow the contour of your foot. Unfortunately, most days I see people whose feet demonstrate the impact of shoes like this, and I see it in the arches of the feet, which would in turn impact the pelvis and the spine.

What many people don’t understand is that the size of the arches is dictated by muscles, and not bones. If you strap your foot too tightly, it destroys the ability of the foot to spread and absorb impact like it should. If the muscles inside your foot aren’t allowed to do their job, then they’ll turn off and weaken over time, leading to collapsed arches. It’s at this point that you need soft, cushioned shoes with excellent arch support, to do the work that your muscles aren’t capable of any more.

If you find walking around in bare feet is a painful experience, it’s likely your arches aren’t as strong as they should be. There are many potential treatments for that, but all should be based around getting your feet functioning as intended. Exercises like scrunching up a towel with your toes can be a good start.

Given that your feet contain 33 joints, ask your Chiropractor to make sure each of those joints is functioning properly. And lastly, try to find some foot-shaped shoes.

Dr Michael Osborne – Chiropractor

B.H.Sc (Chiro), M.Clin.Chiro.

Toowoomba Chiropractor Dr Michael Osborne

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