How feet affect our posture

A person walks between 5 and 10,000 steps each day on average. Walking influences the mechanics of the entire body since it cushions and transfers the body’s weight through the feet to take the second stride. When her feet are improperly positioned and in contact with the ground, she puts a lot of strain on her neck, pelvis, and lower limbs. For effective walking, one needs good balance and the use of specific muscles. Crooked gait patterns are caused by any imbalance or lack of coordination in any link in the kinetic chain. An uneven interaction between the skeletal and muscular structures is known as poor posture, and it occurs when the spine’s anatomy is unaltered. When the body is in an inappropriate position, the forces operating on it are not distributed uniformly along the spine and body, which puts more strain on the bones, muscles, and joints. It is brought on, among other things, by extended periods of inactivity, heavy school bags, prolonged sitting, and lack of physical activity during puberty.

In addition to contributing to headaches, fatigue, and tension, poor posture can also result in pain in the neck, back, shoulders, and legs. It may eventually result in severe musculoskeletal diseases.

Flatfeet

The state of the foot muscles has an impact on the knee, ankle, pelvic position, and, of course, the spine. Muscles are linked together by kinetic chains to cause this.

Flat feet cause internal rotation of the knee and upper leg bone in the hip, forward and upward rotation of the pelvis on that side, and shortening of the lumbar muscles in the back. It frequently happens that only one foot pronates, meaning that one foot pronates more than the other.

Causes of flat feet

Although there is no known cause, there are a number of possibilities:

  1. The foot’s muscles aren’t strong enough to support the arch.
  2. The child’s feet and all other joints have loose connective tissue. As a result of the joints’ enhanced mobility, the child can, for instance, touch his own forearm with his thumb.
  3. During the increased growth spurt, the muscles and tendons cannot extend as quickly as the bones can. A dropped foot develops as a result of the muscles being shortened and the disruption of the connection between the muscles that hold the bones.
  4. In rare cases, the cause is a defect in the structure of the foot’s bones and joints, meaning that the bones are fused and prevent the foot from moving normally. Such feet are typically uncomfortable. These feet have been lowered tightly.

Treatment

Avoid physical activity and other activities that make you feel uncomfortable or in pain. Additionally, it’s important to keep an eye on body weight; if someone already has a problem with pounds, they should concentrate on losing weight. Making bespoke orthopedic insoles would be a smart option if you have flat feet, which have a significant negative impact on your spine. In addition to the measures, strengthening exercises for the foot muscles are also required since they will help the foot arch naturally rise without putting undue strain on the posterior tibial tendon.

The DrLuigi company produces many types of medical footwear, but the most popular model is certainly the PU-01-01-TF. This is the most popular Dr. Luigi product. It has comfortable polyurethane insole, and it is suitable for women and for men. This lightweight, flexible, and extremely comfortable footwear are an ideal preventive agent for those who have genetic predispositions of developing various diseases at lower leg or foot. The softness and ergonomics of the sole allows adaptation to the shape of the foot and amortization of bodyweight (“shock absorber”). The sole construction ensures pressure relief on the spine and ankles and improves peripheral blood circulation. 

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