"My feet hurt even when I just walk for a little while.Do I have the flat feet and is my arch too collapsed?" "The network says that the those have plantar fasciitis should wear an insole
. Why is it more painful?" Foot discomfort inevitably affects the quality of life, and plausible concept will make the situation worse. "The foot is uncomfortable because the arch is too collapsed" and "the foot fasciitis is improved by wearing the insole
" is only half right.
First, the arch collapse is normal! Be careful when you collapse your head.
The foot shape is not necessarily a problem, but the dynamic behavior of the foot is the key; the arch is a three-dimensional arch on the sole of the foot. When we take a step, the arch will collapse with the plantar fascia, and then rebound the driving force of the advancement. The reasonable arch collapse is about 0.4~0.6 cm.
Self-measurement of the extent of arch collapse is very simple. The scaphoid protruding from the upper edge of the medial arch is the highest point of the arch. Draw a black dot on it. Firstly, measure the height of the ground to the black spot when sitting. Once measured, you can know the extent of the arch collapse. Zheng Rong stressed that if the arch collapses more than 0.6 cm before and after the weight, there is a tendency for the arch to collapse excessively.
Second, the insole of the arch is counter-injury? Focus on "controlling the arch of the foot".
If the arch is over-collapsed, and you want this problem to be improved by the insole, the insole should have three elements: shock absorption, support, and customization. The principle of biomechanics should also be used to “control the arch”. The design of the insole of Zhiguo corrects the front and rear ends of the arch. The forefoot and the rear heel are regarded as two piers. The biomechanical correcting gasket is used to stabilize the pier and the arch bridge (foot arch) is naturally formed.
What happens when I wear the wrong insole? It is often the case that patients with plantar fasciitis wear a foot arch pad but it causes more and more pain, because the relationship between the arch and the plantar fascia is like a bow and a string. When the arch is too collapsed, the plantar fascia is pulled. The plantar fascia and the heel joints are cracked and repeatedly wounded and crusted, the tissue becomes stiff and not malleable, and the pain is usually torn to a certain extent. If you still wear the arch pad to “hold up the arch”, the plantar fascia is the first to be held up and pulled, and of course, it is more difficult to heal.
Third, if you do not correct or control, beware of your systemic health problems.
In addition to plantar fasciitis, excessive arch collapse will drag the feet inward, which may lead to hallux valgus, frozen nails, forefoot pain, heel pain, degenerative knee arthritis, humeral valgus, hip Joint pain, chronic lumbar pain, pelvic tilting and other issues.
Congenital inheritance causes ligament relaxation, and the arch will be excessively collapsed due to the ligament relaxation; the acquired factors are related to the modern urban environment. When children with high plasticity of the ligament of the foot play barefoot on the concrete floor, the foot is shaped by the hard ground, coupled with overweight, lack of exercise, and weight-squashed arch. The arch of the foot grows more and more collapsed with age and may eventually flatten.
Over-collapse of the arch can be improved by choosing shoes and using insoles, but Zheng Rong also reminds that the shoe heel should be rigid to stabilize the pier. With the basic support, the last step is to have your insole customized.