​Have Foot Pain? 

Or Know Someone Who Does?  Then This Post Is For You! 
Plantar fasciitis, corns, bunions, aching feet at the end of the day…
I frequently talk about feet with my patients.  That’s because they’re super important!  A quarter of all the bones and muscles in the body are in your feet. Improving your feet will improve your knees, hips, spine…indeed, your whole body.
Did you know that your toes can move independently just like your fingers do?  The problem is that from an early age we cram them into shoes that restrict them.  Squeezing our feet into shoes that have narrow toe boxes results in weak and uncoordinated toes and feet.
So what do we do?
Invest in shoes that actually fit, first of all.  Second, practice lifting one toe at a time. While this may seem impossible at first, it isn’t, and the more you practice it the less foot pain you’ll have.
Third, use toe spreaders – use them gradually since it’s a very new feeling. Fourth, roll your feet to work out muscle spasms.  And fifth and finally, stay well-adjusted!  As much as your feet affect your spine, your spine affect your feet!

– Dr. Julie


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