Have you ever considered that your knee, hip or low back pain is stemming from a dysfunction in your foot? Your feet are your point of contact to the earth. The foot is made up of 26 moveable bones that when functioning properly lock and release with perfect timing to serve as your body’s primary shock absorber. As your foot strikes the ground while walking, 3.5 times your body weight passes through your foot. When running, nearly 5 times your body weight is passed through the foot.
The average person walks 10,000 steps a day. If any one of the articulations in between those 26 bones isn’t functioning properly, your foot can turn from a beautifully engineered shock absorber into a dysfunctional mechanical disaster. Forces that are not absorbed in the foot are then sent up the chain into the ankle, knee, hip and low back….10,000 times per day. If you struggle with chronic low back, hip, knee or foot pain, have your foot mechanics evaluated by a professional. Chiropractors that specialize in the foot can evaluate your foot mechanics. If your foot isn’t functioning correctly, a series of soft tissue work, gentle manipulations and exercises are prescribed in order to restore the proper mechanics in your foot. Don’t let chronic injuries get in your way. Get evaluated, get corrected and get strong.