- When you lift your heel, half of your body weight goes through your toes, which equates to a force 5 times your body weight.
- Your foot has 26 individual bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 different muscles.
- 3 out of 4 people suffer foot pain and 4 times as many women.
SYMPTOMS: Of a Flat Feet (Pronation) can include not only foot and ankle pain, but often shin, knee and hip pain can also result.
CAUSE: Simply, a flat foot is due to muscle changes and the misalignment of some of those 26 bones of the foot. This can result in a loss of the foot arch and misalignment of the lower limb transferring the weight unevenly to the shin, knee and hip resulting in pain. Recurrent sports injuries of lower limb can also be a result of a poor foot alignment.
Your foot shape is vital to sharing the load and taking the strain
SOLUTION: An assessment with Sophie, our clinic Podiatrist, who will advise you on your foot alignment, foot insoles (orthotics) and footwear.
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