Foot Health Affects Soccer Performance
Your feet are more important than you may realize. Feet are the foundation for the body and imbalance in the feet can have a negative effect on the rest of the body.
To understand the importance of your feet, think about how much you use them. Over the course of a day, just walking around exposes your feet to tons of force. Add sports and other activities – including soccer – and it's easy to see how much stress your feet deal with in a day.
The foot contains 58 joints, 26 bones, 19 intrinsic muscles, 13 extrinsic muscles, and 7 ligaments. It's a complex structure. Nature designed your foot to unlock, or pronate, when it hits the ground and re-stiffen as you take a step forward.
Unfortunately, 95 percent of people overpronate. In other words, your arches flatten too much, and don't re-stiffen in time for effective propulsion. This faulty mechanical function can lead to significant problems. These issues include neuromas, calluses, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, and lower back problems. A great pair of soccer shoe insoles