Your feet are like the tires on your car: You can have a nice car, but if the tires are bad it’s a risk factor for driving and the car will perform poorly.
Your tires are the only part of the car that actually touches the ground – that’s why it’s so important that the tires work well, have sufficient tread, are inflated and do all the things that good tires are supposed to do. Worn out, balding, or deflated tires are a huge risk factor.
Your feet are no different!
Your feet are the only part of your body that contacts the ground. Having flat, weak, and non-functional feet is a recipe for disaster. It vastly increases the risk of an injury further upstream in the rest of your body – think your ankles, knees, hips, back. Having flat feet greatly decreases the performance and function of your entire body as well – just like your car.
What to do? It’s not like we can walk into a mechanic and say, put new feet on me! The simplest thing you can start with is to walk barefoot as much as you can, daily. Start there, and when you feel ready to start addressing the problems your poor feet are causing, call me!
- Dr. Julie