Apr. 10, 2017 | By: Jenna-Rae Patry
“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” - Leonardo da Vinci
The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and is layered with an intertwining web of over 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves.
Despite this fragile complexity, our feet are incredibly small compared to the rest of our body. With every step, we exert a huge force upon on our feet.
As we can see in a footprint, the medial longitudinal arch curves above the ground, while the lateral longitudinal arch is very low in comparison. These two longitudinal arches act as pillars for the transverse arch which runs obliquely across the tarsometatarsal joints.
Unfortunately, many of us experience foot pain at some point during our lives; the major culprit of foot pain is shoes that do not fit properly or that force our feet into unnatural and uncomfortable shapes. Over time, excessive strain on the tendons and ligaments of the feet can result in fallen arches or flat feet.
Regular massage therapy coupled with stretching and strengthening exercises for the feet can help to ease foot pain and get you back on your feet in no time!
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