I was in a Podiatrists office the other day and surprise, most of their reading material was about FEET. As a massage therapist for people of all sizes and types, I have come to learn a lot about feet. The most important of which is they can hurt pretty badly when we don’t take good care of them. Wearing pointy toed shoe and high heels is one of the worst offenses, but there are many others.
Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to share some information regarding these very important appendages.
Did you know we have 26 bones, thirty-three joints and a network of more than one hundred tendons, of muscles ligaments blood vessels and nerves? in our feet? An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on your feet. That’s why it’s so important to take good care of our feet by wearing shoes with good support. Ankle sprains or tendon injuries can cause shortening in the fascia of the feet. This can also cause foot cramps. It is important to take these seriously, ice the area, stay off the foot and see a physician.
This can also cause foot cramps. As soon as a sprain has shown signs of healing the foot should be worked on.The area around the injuries should be massaged and gently stretched to restore balance to the foot. A foam roller is a great device to achieve this. To use a foam roller, you place the roller next to a wall or doorway so that you can help stabilize your body while you stand on the roller and gently press the feet forward and back, lengthening the Achilles tendon as well. Yo may hear some creaky noises and
You may hear some creaky noises and popping sounds, but don’t be alarmed, that’s is the foot adjusting the bones back into place. Use your body weight to stretch helps to restore balance without injuring the foot.