If you haven’t read the first 3 FOOT series, I recommend reading them first.

You can read them here↓↓

Welcome back.
Today, I would like to expand on the “dome” shape concept of the FOOT.
Today’s goal is to be able to imagine the “dome” structure of YOUR FOOT.

The “dome” of your foot should have 3 solid bases.
-the base of your big toe
-the base of your pinky toe
-the heal bone

These Three points are the connective landmarks for the “ARCHES” of the foot

You want all three of these points firmly on the ground when you stand, and when you land.

If you can’t feel any of these three points firmly, your dome can’t and won’t function as an optimal shock absorber.

But think about it, the shock itself doesn’t go away just because your “dome” can’t absorb it.

The good news, our body has so many backup plans, it’s amazing.
The bad news, no other parts of our backups do it better than our feet, and often times the stress accumulates at our favorite backup destination.
What is your favorite destination of stress??

TIP6: The FOOT 3

For those who never wish to become a chiropractor or a physio, let’s simplify the oh so complicated FOOT structure to 1 crucial feature.
Most of you know that the foot absorbs your weight and the shock from hard surfaces, therefore acts as a cushion.

But how can a small thing like a FOOT do that??
The FOOT is supported by a total of more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which all collaborate to form a “dome” shape shock absorbing structure of the FOOT.

It might be easier to imagine a camping tent, which has a structure that won’t collapse as long as you set it up correctly.

This collaboration structure in your FOOT (“dome”) is designed to be so strong that it absorbs more than x6 of our body weight when we land from a jump!!!! How amazing.
If there’s one thing you should retain from this post, is should be this “dome” like structure.

Why should we be so concerned about this “dome”  shape of our FOOT?
Okay, one more thing to note today…
Most problems that occur in the FOOT can be boiled down to this one crucial factor, the deformation of the “dome”, most of the time being a “collapse” of the “dome”(aka, flat feet).
Moreover, most chronic joint or muscle problems that occur throughout the body can be affected by this “dome” problem.

TIP4: The FOOT 2

I think the FOOT deserves more credit for working so hard each and every day since the very first day we learned to stand up!!!

How can a small thing like a FOOT bear our whole body weight all the time when we are ”on our feet”?

Oh, wait. I guess we do that (“on our feet”) waaaaaaaaaay less than us humans used to.

Less “on feet” activity weaker muscles (including the muscles in the FOOT), but probably remain the same weight, or heavier! more problems!

Agree? Simple enough??

So, what do we do?

Very simple,  be on your feet more often.

TIP2: The FOOT 1

Why is our FOOT so important?

Maybe because it is the only part of our body designated to interact with this world directly.
It’s an obvious answer, but I’m sure you haven’t given it much of a thought.

The foot itself contains about a quarter of the bones in our whole body.
-50 bones,
-60 joints
-100 muscles, tendons and ligaments
connect to the FOOT
No wonder so many people face a problem or two in their FOOT region.
No wonder many people and companies obsess about proper FOOTwear.

It’s one of those parts of our body that rarely gets any rest unless it alerts you with pain.

So be kind, give it a loving ♡massage or two once in a while.