How’s Your Foundation?

I’m not talking about your house when I’m referring to your foundation. If I were, you might be a little more concerned, even though your bodily foundation is much more important to you and your longevity than your house.Most people don’t worry about prevention, just symptoms.


Let’s talk about you and your bodily functions today. Have you looked at your heels lately on your shoes? If you care about yourself, take a minute and check out your heels.  What you’ll find is you are most likely wearing down your heel differently on one side vs the other.


So why am I bringing this up to you today? Because. I want you to stop what you’re doing and think about your foundation, how it affects your health and what that’ll mean to you in just a few short years.


You walk. You run. You wear shoes that don’t fit, but guess what. They look great right? They look so good, your feet are exhausted at the end of the day, but you figure that’s normal. For some odd reason we expect our feet to get us from Point A to Point B, forever, but we rarely consider the beating they take from carrying us around.


Enabling Your Movement: Do you know how many bones you have in your feet? I think you’ll be surprised. Our feet are complex structures that contain over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. One-fourth of your body’s bones, 52 in total, are contained in your two feet! Paying attention to how they’re feeling and taking proper care of them on a daily basis is vital to your health and you have a good quality of life in the future. Serious health complications can develop by ignoring your feet and not giving them the care they deserve. I know it’s hard to believe that your feet could cause major health issues, but the truth is the truth.


Preventing Future Problems: Foot health is about much more than the pain they might be feeling. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis and stress fractures can develop if you neglect the structure of your feet. Sowhat can you do about it?


Wear comfortable shoes: That may sound silly, but standing or walking on softer surfaces (e.g. grass or dirt rather than concrete or stone) can help your feet immensely. Schedule an appointment to talk to me about your feet, and any other questions you might have about your health.Improvements to your footwear can include wearing orthotics or some other arch support. These will help you absorb the shock your feet take and stabilize your foot’s structure.


Are Your Feet to Blame Or Are You?:Similar to the cracks in the wall or windows that don’t open and close easily due to a settling house’s foundation, many of your spinal problems may get their start from a poor foundation (feet).


If you have feet issues, bring it up to me on your next visit and we can help you decide what you might want to do to help your feet carry you around better, and get more stable as well. Call now if you’re having feet issues.