Feet can make your whole body hurt!

Just as your house has a foundation, feet are your bodys foundation. Imagine what would happen if your houses foundation was out of alignment. Doors would stick; walls would crack; etc. Similarly, your body can react the same way if your feet arent correctly doing their job. However, if you take care of your feet properly, you can minimize or eliminate pain in your body related to the architecture of your feet.

One-quarter of all the bones of your body are in your feet. These bones are the base of support for all your weight-bearing joints. If the bones in your feet move in a way they are not designed to, your whole body is negatively affected. You will use your muscles incorrectly, causing pain in your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.

The most common foot imbalance is excessive pronation. Pronation occurs when the feet roll in or the arch flattens too much, resulting in increased rotation to the ankles, lower legs, knees, thighs, and hips. This rotation can lead to a number of problems, such as shin splints or knee, hip, and lower back pain.

After performing a comprehensive examination, Dr. Bowman will determine a course of treatment based on your individual needs. Dr. Bowman may suggest orthotics to stop the pronation, therapy, stretching exercises, or ice. Following the program designed specifically for you, your body will feel better so you can resume your normal activities and get comfortably back on your feet.

Category: Foot Problems

Tags: ankle pain, Back Pain, foot pain, Foot Problems, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Orthotics, Pronation