Many of us neglect our feet and over time they can become weak and deformed. As a result our balance can be affected. Painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonopathy and bunions are very common and they can be extremely painful, but other issues further up the chain can appear as a result of a neglected foot: knee pain, lower back pain, hip pain, even neck pain.
Wearing narrow shoes where our toes can't splay out, or heels (even a very small heel) where feet are placed into a very unnatural shape, or even long term use of orthotics can all contribute to the neglected foot.
Let's check in with our feet to see how they feel. Let's look after them. Try these exercises by Correct Toes..they might be much harder than they look!
There's almost always an unstable or muscular imbalance in the leg (on either side, or both!) and at the hip too which will need addressing, along any alignment issues which Linda can help you understand and correct.
Osteopaths can restore mobility and function of the foot, ankle and well, the whole body. Our hands on skills can help reduce the pain which makes performing exercises much easier and more efficient. Contact us for more information.