The Importance Of Foot Health

It might sound weird, but we need to take care of our feet! We walk and move on our feet everyday, yet it’s probably the least cared for. Each foot has 33 joints, 26 bones, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Considering we have a total of 206 bones in our body, both our feet make up roughly 32% of the bones we have! That’s insane! Common issues like plantar fascitits and arthritis are becoming more prevalent, which is why we should take better care of our feet.

Here are some tips to give your feet TLC!

  1. Roll the bottoms of your feet with a lacrosse ball or foot roller.
  2. Wear shoes with a wide toe box.
    • I love my pairs of Vivobarefoot! You can try these or other minimalist brand of footwear!
    • Too many shoes squeeze our feet and toes which restricts our range of motion in our feet.
  3. Wear toe spacers. You can find them on Amazon! It looks and sounds weird, but our toes should have spaces in between them. With today’s footwear, our toes get squished. These spacers will create space in between your toes!
  4. Feet exercises
    • Step on a towel and try curling and gripping the towel with your toes.
    • Keeping your toes on the ground, only move your big toe. Then try keeping your big toe on the group and only move your toes. It can be challenging to move them independently!

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