Studies show that 75 percent of people experience foot problems at some point in their lives. These problems are common in all types of patients from children to seniors, from top athletes to people with sedentary lifestyles.
Here’s the story behind all our Foot Orthotics (Insoles): They provide natural alignment and may help relieve common foot problems.
LOSS OF YOUR “FOOTPRINT”
The human foot was originally designed to walk on natural, soft surfaces like grass and sand. Instead, we now spend most of the day on unnatural, hard, flat surfaces like tar, tiles and concrete floors. This loss of our “footprint” has resulted in a new modern variety of pain. We are now using footwear that is not designed to allow our feet to move in their natural directions. Generally speaking, people choose fashion over function.
When the feet strike natural surfaces like earth and sand, these surfaces give way to accommodate the foot’s strike angle. However, when the feet strike hard, flat surfaces like tar, tiles and concrete floors, the feet flatten and roll inwards excessively (hyperpronation) upon contact. Hyperpronation may cause:
- Calcaneal eversion
- Internal tibial rotation
- Medial plantar displacement of the talus upon the calcaneus
- Lowering and elongation of the arch structure
- Excess weight bearing over the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
- Excess medial lower-limb strain
- Excess lateral upper-limb compensation