Your feet have more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. As we grow, these structures develop to enable the movements that we put our feet and lower limb through on a daily basis. Our muscles, tendons and ligaments become bigger and stronger the more we use them. However the opposite is just as true, if we don’t use it we lose it.
In our modern society our feet and legs have potentially damaging forces placed upon them. Because of this we often see feet that have muscle imbalances, or ‘weak feet’. Where muscles are unable to do their work properly, this can put extra strain on your bones, tendons, and ligaments when you are moving about.
This can happen for a variety of reasons including:
– Prolonged periods of sitting while at work
– Activity level – Bang and bust type activities (Weekend warrior types we are talking about you)
– Unnatural surfaces (i.e. Concrete, tiles, and other man made surfaces)
Because of these changes sometimes you need to work on the strength of the little muscles within your feet to aid your foot function as best as possible and help you find your feet. After assessing and finding the pathology (Problem) with your feet our trained Podiatrists will design a custom treatment plan for you that may include some foot strengthening work.