FOUR Arches in Each Foot
There are 26 bones and four arches in each foot. Those arches are designed to absorb a large majority of the shock and force from each step you take.
The average person walks several thousand steps each day. A sedentary person may only walk a couple thousand steps but an active person could easily walk over 10,000 steps each day.
Hypothetically, imagine if you were sitting at your desk and pounded the palm of your hand on top of your desk two-thousand times every day for an entire week. Your hand would probably become very sore. Pounding your palms on a desk is only a fraction of the stress that your feet experience as they absorb the weight of your entire body as you walk.
It makes sense why 72% of Americans will suffer with disabling foot pain during their lifetime (according to the American Podiatry Medical Association).
When the arches of your feet are intact, you stand a much better chance of having healthy feet. When you lose the healthy alignment of one or more of the 26 foot bones, you will begin to experience dysfunction. Your foot is not able to absorb the shock and stress from each of those steps you take on a routine, daily basis.
Specific chiropractic adjustments to the bones and joints of the feet are crucial for optimal foot health and arch integrity. Our chiropractic clinic focuses on adjusting the feet to improve alignment and function.
If you have a family member, friend or acquaintance who you know suffers with foot pain or other symptoms, we encourage you and thank you for telling them about us and referring them in for a chiropractic foot exam.