Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Correcting flat feet with exercise at home

Having flat feet, or "fallen arches", means that your feet have low or no arches and press almost completely flat against the ground.
Flat feet can be associated with pain in the feet, ankles, lower legs, knees, hips or lower back.
The appearance of flat feet is normal and common in infants, partly due to "baby fat" which masks the developing arch and partly because the arch has not yet fully developed. The human arch develops in infancy and early childhood as part of normal muscle, tendon, ligament and bone growth. Training of the feet, especially by foot gymnastics and going barefoot on varying terrain, can facilitate the formation of arches during childhood, with a developed arch occurring for most by the age of four to six years. Flat arches in children usually become proper arches and high arches while the child progresses through adolescence and into adulthood.
Home treatment
·         Going barefoot

·         Massage equipment
·         Using arch inserts

·         Use of tape
How to apply a tape on a flat feet
·        Cut your size of tape - from Achilles tendon on the heel to the sole under your toes

·        Round off the tape on a both sides

·        Cut the tape into three same strips but let a base on the other side
·        Put the tape on the lower part of the Achilles tendon and slowly stick the three strips down. Start with your little toe, continue to your big toe on the other side and finish sticking the strip between the 1st and 2nd middle toes

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