howimportantarefeetThe human foot was originally designed to travel on soft, natural surfaces like earth and sand. Unfortunately, instead of soft earth, we now spend every day walking and standing on unnatural hard, flat surfaces like pavements and floors.
These surfaces force our feet to roll over to gain ground contact and our arches to flatten. Rolling over the foot or ‘excess pronation’ is believed to affect over 50% of the population.Interestingly, although the foot rolls inwards, often the shoe will wear excessively on the outside edge of the heel. This is because the foot normally lands on the outside edge first and consequently rolls over causing excess pronation as a compensatory motion.
Just like the tyres on a car, poor alignment of the feet can cause wear and tear to other parts of the body. Excess pronation often disrupts normal knee and hip alignment and increases forces on the muscles in the lower back. Subsequently it can cause a wide range of common complaints including: back, knee, heel, foot and shin pain,tired and aching legs, bunions, corns and callouses.

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