Let’s face it. Your feet take a pounding. We were created to walk on natural surfaces like sand, dirt, and grass from the earth. We were not created to walk in a concrete world.
When your foot strikes the ground, it absorbs a lot of the force and then that force is transferred to your knees, hips, and back. If your foot hits the ground in an inefficient way, then more force goes up to your knees, hips, and back.
Normal walking, also known as gait, should occur from a heel strike to a foot flat to a toe off position. We naturally should hit the outside of our heel on the ground 1st then start to roll through a foot flat position as we move to push off our big toe. This is normal.
But what happens when we don’t do this?
Perhaps the “what” of that question is the wrong question.
The real question is “WHY” don’t we do this?
The answer may be any of the following:
Knowing The Answer To “WHY” Someone Does Not Have A Normal Gait Or Walking Style Is Key To Determining The Solution.
Not everyone will require an orthotic but how do you know if you do?
I encourage you to watch this video “How Do You Know If You Need An Orthotic?" from my YouTube channel.