Mel Collie | Feet and Knees
Feet and knees – very important joints in your body, yet two that are neglected until they are painful. The feet have 33 joints in each, thats a lot in one little foot. ..each foot has 26 bones…how much time to you spend on your feet?
If the big toe isn’t landing when you walk, the rest of the leg wont be working too well, leading to other compensations up the body, in the hip, back, shoulder and neck.
We overlook the foot because we have been told the sight of pain is the problem when in truth, the sight of pain is telling you there is a problem , its working too hard, you need to look elsewhere for the issue.
Take a look at your shoes, where do they wear out the most> On the inside edge? Outside edge?
Take the shoes off and stand up, close your eyes, where do you feel you place the most of your weight, where do you feel you are touching the floor more, front foot? back foot? right toe? left mid foot?
These are all clues to help you understand where your body compensates as you stand, walk, run.
When the knee hurts I look at the foot.
When the hip hurts I look at the foot.
I check the ankles movement, does it know how to pronate and supinate?
Usually its doing one more then the other, this will affect the knee and hip joint, all the way up into the neck.
You are amazing.
Your brain is an amazing thing, it knows how to move and how to compensate, even if it brings you pain, it doesn’t care, all it wants to do is survive.
Look at your feet, understand them more, or get assessed and walk pain free using the whole of your foot.