Often problems with one part of your body, could have started with your feet. Sounds crazy, right?
But you wouldn’t build a house without laying a foundation, you wouldn’t plant a tree without preparing the soil, and so, you shouldn’t ignore your feet when training, or figuring out what is wrong with your knees, your hips, your lower back, your shoulders, your neck.
START WITH YOUR FEET
Likely, issues in all those places could be completely unconnected to your feet, but then again, it’s worth checking out, because it might just be the answer.
Your feet are home to about a quarter of all the bones in your body. Amazing. They also house 33 joints and over a 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. So when one little thing goes awry, it really can impact your whole body.
NEED MORE SUPPORT?
Maybe a monthly massage isn’t quite what you’re after, even though you know it will help. Maybe you’ve been looking around for a while to find what you need, and you still can’t find it. Do you ache and feel lethargic? Lacking motivation in your personal life? Feel sapped at the weekend and no better by Monday? Need accountability to achieve your personal physical goals?
When we look at your posture during your first appointment, it’s not to tell you that it is bad, or it’s the reason it is causing you pain, but rather to understand how you stand and move. To see if a muscle is tight, or the way you stand is causing a little strain on something else. And your feet are always something we take into consideration.
Have you got flat feet? High arches? Something in-between. All fine, by the way, but added to other things we observe, it builds a picture of what is going on. Maybe you have a bunion forming, or hammer toes, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tight Achilles… Maybe you would like to have stronger feet because the sport you partake in requires barefoot work, or in fact you are not able to able to participate currently because of your feet. Maybe you work standing up all day, or walking around all day, and your feet ache and hurt at the end of the day, and you just need a foot and leg massage to bring them back to life and to help you cope with another day at work.
You have probably heard it before, but, look after your feet, and they will look after you.
Come back next time to delve into some reasons your feet could be hurting, and what ‘steps’ you can take to help!
Want to book in anyway? Head over to www.astralfitness.co.uk and book an ongoing appointment with Chloe, or a first or ongoing appointment with Jen.
Thank you for taking time to read this week’s blog – Start with Your Feet. I hope that you found some of this information helpful on your health and fitness journey. If you would like further advice, or are struggling with a pain and you don’t quite know what to do, come and see me. You can use my Booking Link or check out my website for a little further information at www.astralfitness.co.uk
See you soon!
Chloe & Jen