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Firstly, a thorough and correct warm up will help to prepare the muscles and tendons for any activity or sport. Without a proper warm up the muscles and tendons around your feet, ankles and lower legs will be tight and stiff. There will be limited blood flow to the lower legs, which will result in a lack of oxygen and nutrients for those muscles. Click here for a detailed explanation of how, why and when to perform your warm up dorsal flexors are the ones that lift the foot up and are located in the front of the leg. They are the tibialis anterior, peroneus tertius and extensor digitorum.
As a physical therapist, part of my job is figuring out ways to help people move better and overcome injuries. Only recently did I apply that same mindset to myself, taking an inward look at what I could improve on to keep myself healthy and injury-free. From my background and training I understood that the body is capable of changing. After further research I started to question the conventional belief that flat feet are an irreversible condition For the better part of six months I looked at all the factors that contribute to pronation and what causes the arch of the foot to collapse.
Overpronation is the inward roll of the foot while standing, walking, running or dancing. Allowing the foot to roll inwards causes noticeable internal rotation of the lower leg and knee and can influence the body’s posture. This can result in extra strain on the lower body and can cause foot pain of the arches, heels and ankles, knee pain, leg pain, and lower back pain A ballet student only needs to understand this, and can correct a flat foot by developing the sole of the foot muscles. Foot pain, ankle pain or lower leg pain, especially in children, may be a result of flat feet and should be evaluated.
Orthotic insoles can help to relieve symptoms and cure any foot condition, especially when the bodyweight is not supported properly or when foot pain is caused by improper biodynamics. Although standard insoles may be all that is needed, often an individual will need to see a specialist to get correction for a specific problem. A podiatrist or sports therapist will usually observe the gait, and perform various foot pressure tests to find out what skeletal and muscular imbalances exist in the lower body. Once the problems are identified, the correct foot orthotics can then be prescribed, or constructed.