The Science of the FootCore MAX
Why does everyone's feet hurt?
Something is wrong and we want to fix it. The foot alone contains 30 joints, 28 bones, and over 100 muscles and ligaments. It is the most complicated part of your body’s muscular-skeletal system. Foot pain is a result of small muscles you probably didn't even know existed called intrinsic muscles that have become weak or inactive. Our modern lifestyles and comfy shoes have made our feet lazy, so when we try to be active, the bones are not aligned properly and pain inevitably follows.
Key Concepts to Know
Intrinsic MusclesIntrinsic muslces are small but vital to your body. They are responsible for providing support to your joints and making sure the bones are aligned properly. They are like the engine oil for your skeleton.
Kinetic ChainThe Kinetic Chain is a system of joints that are supposed to work together to hold your weight and help you move smoothly. It starts in the arch of your foot and runs through your leg to your lower back.
CompensationWhen the kinetic chain has a weak link due to injury or weakness, the other links will step in and give extra support while the damaged portion can heal.
Overuse InjuryWhen the kinetic chain compensates for a weak link for too long, other joints become damaged, swollen, and stiff because they are doing too much work. Common overuse injuries incliude plantar fasciits, tendonitis, shin splints, runner's knee, ITB syndrome, hip inflamation and even back pain.
Flat FeetFlat feet is a condition where weak intrinsic muscles inside the arch of the foot allow the foot to become deformed when pressure is applied. As the base of the kinetic chain, weak instrinsic muscles inside the foot can cause problems for all the other joints in the lower body.
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Target Intrinsic Muscles
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Your Feet Don't Need Support, They Need Strength
A Long-Term Aproach to Foot Pain