Feet are incredibly supportive appendages at the end of our legs. Made of 26 bones, and acting as an anchor for over 100 different tendons, ligaments,
Eventually we lose the relationship with our toes because we haven’t needed them. At some point our body says ‘enough, your feet are going to hurt until something is done.’ So we take meds, and see specially trained foot torture artists to design special pads to make our feet even more supported, orthotics. We say to our feet “You are ineffective, continue to grow weak, you don’t need to do your job because I have made these things to do your job instead.”
We could rip our shoes off, and stare at our toes and say ‘I need you, please wiggle, please press into the ground and propel me forward again”. Your foot would do it, you could do circles with your ankles, and wiggle your toes, and do calf raises at varying directions
Your feet need to be spread out, and working. It’s the best thing for you. Your base, your roots, they need to be strong. Extremely strong. You absolutely would not regret it if they were. Your foot was meant to be it’s widest at the toes. More than 80% of the shoes out there are pointed, rounded, and possibly too short.
We are lucky that I am not nearly the first person to learn this, and many brands of shoes are out there making shoes that are wide. I’m not sure if you read my earlier article about ‘Toe Dwelling’, but if your shoe is high in the back, and low in the front guess where your weight is going to end up!? Right in your toes, and if you can manage to avoid it in
If you are part of the majority, please take out your foot and give it hug. You’re a foot abuser. Rehab is easy, remind your foot you need it by using it and giving it time to adapt. Depending on how long you’ve been abusing your foot time will vary, you might need to roll it around on a tennis ball or a lacrosse ball under your desk, in the morning, or at night. You might need to get some toe spreaders. You may need to take walks barefoot.
Wiggle your toes until they are more like fingers. Stop wearing
I became aware of foot abuse in
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