We usually don’t think about our feet. Until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention.
When they start to hurt it can lead to many other problems.
This week alone I have had 5 clients with heel pain. One thing all clients had in common a reduction in their personal activity levels. When our feet hurt you just want to stay off of them. Our bodies like to move -an active body enhances brain activity. So foot pain can quickly lead to other issues.
Foot pain can cause of other pain in your body. If your foot hurts, you change the way you stand, walk, and move. Those changes affect your legs. When your legs hurt, you make more changes in what you do, which affects your hips, then your back, then your neck.
Love them or hate them our feet are essential to daily life. Some jobs involve being on your feet most of the day especially if you have a standing desk. Often it is on hard floors or rough terrain.
At home we are on our feet in order to take care of our families and pets. We shop, stand chatting with a friend, stand in lines, and walk around doing errands. We cook, do laundry, clean and put things away. Garden work and home maintenance keeps us on our feet as well.
If you enjoy sports you use your feet to run, jump, and kick. Your feet take a real pounding since they support all your body weight along with the extra force from the exertion.
For exercise or fun activities you use your feet for yoga and fitness classes, hiking, climbing, kickboxing, and dance - and hauling all of your equipment around.
Your feet have things dropped on them and they get stepped on. You step on unexpected things such as rocks, tools, or toys (Legos!).
All of your leg joints are all affected by your feet. Joints are under pressure from muscles and bones pulling and twisting on them. Relieving foot pain allows your muscles and joints to be in their proper positions and with less pressure on them you feel better.
We squeeze our feet into uncomfortable shoes or boots. Sometimes it may be for the sake of fashion, such as high heels.
Other times work footwear is uncomfortable. Sandals may be more comfortable but they may not provide the support your feet need.
Massage provides relief from Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, and other common foot pain. Most muscles that move your foot start in your calf, so relieving foot pain can also reduce calf pain too.
Your feet do a lot for you. Give them some attention with a massage so you can keep doing what you want.
If you have an issue with sore feet Felicity and Christine at CK Massage are excellent with feet and relieving heel and foot pain.
to book appointments you can call on 0412761994 or
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