Why do our legs get tired
Trying to determine the cause of a headache, you never think that it can be caused by tired legs, or rather, feet. They are the main daily load, they support the entire musculoskeletal system, being the foundation of the body. If we do not take care of the health of the feet, do not follow the necessary preventive measures, we will cause irreparable harm to our health in general, and our general well-being will deteriorate.
Discomfort in the legs, heaviness, pain and corns (dry calluses) are alarming signals that indicate an incorrect increased load on certain areas of the foot. Often these symptoms are caused by poorly chosen shoes: shoes with high heels or, conversely, with flat soles, shoes that are too narrow. All this complicates the work of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Incorrectly distributed load when walking contributes to the curvature of the spine, deformation of the joints of the legs, the development of back pain, varicose veins, and even the appearance of a headache. The arches of the feet begin to decrease, the feet themselves become flatter because of this. If you do not take action in time, they can be deformed. Among the most common pathologies are flat feet, hallux valgus (“bone”) and heel spurs.
Which is less dangerous: uggs or high heels?
In both cases, the feet are subjected to improper loading, which is dangerous for the body. Narrow shoes with high heels or no shoes at all complicate the work of the musculoskeletal system and increase the risk of developing diseases. Due to high heels, the center of gravity shifts, which increases the load on the feet by 5-6 times, the pressure on the toes increases, corns appear, and the risk of developing flat feet increases. The knees are under attack – the possibility of arthrosis increases.
When wearing flat shoes (the same ugg boots in winter, sandals in summer), the heels lose their shock-absorbing function while walking, hitting the surface falls on the arches of the foot. Due to the lack of proper support, there is an overstrain of the muscles, lower leg and lower back, which can lead to the development or progression of flat feet, arthrosis of the foot joints.
Incorrectly selected shoes are one of the main reasons for the development of flat feet. With the abuse of high-heeled shoes, flat-soled shoes, your feet cannot normally perform the functions of support and movement. Due to improperly distributed load, the feet change, and pathologies occur. In addition, flat feet can be caused by professional activity if it is associated with constant standing. The period of pregnancy, excess weight, sedentary lifestyle also contribute to the development of flat feet. If one of the parents suffers from this pathology, it is important to monitor the condition of the child’s feet, since flat feet are often hereditary. Another reason is congenital weakness of the ligaments.
Does everyone need orthopedic insoles?
To keep your feet feeling good and not sore by the end of the day, you need to wear shoes (recommended for any season) with a heel height of 2-4 centimeters, a wide front section and the ability to adjust with laces or Velcro. To support the foot, prevent and treat flat feet, orthopedic doctors recommend wearing orthopedic insoles that support the foot in an anatomically correct position and help the legs cope with the load. Custom insoles are always preferable as they take into account the unique features of a particular person’s feet. To determine them in the salons, a traumatologist-orthopedist using special computer equipment (plantograph) scans the feet and determines the features of each foot with an accuracy of a millimeter and identifies the existing pathologies. Based on the results of the scan, the specialist determines clear parameters and unique features for the production of insoles individually for the left and right foot. All this works to maintain and restore normal foot function and improve the health of the whole organism.
Remember physical education lessons at school
You need to regularly strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the foot with very simple exercises. They have been known to us since childhood, we performed them in physical education classes to warm up. Alternating walking on toes and heels, on the inside and outside of the foot, self-massage of the muscles of the feet – all these exercises should become daily companions of your legs. To relax your feet and bring them back to lightness, put an ordinary small towel on the floor and lift it with your toes, or take a sheet of paper and try to write something on it, holding the pen with your toes.
Unfortunately, most people do not know that many health problems can be solved if you take care of the health of your feet in a timely manner. By following all these preventive measures, you help not only the feet, but the whole body to cope with the daily stress and feel better. Using orthopedic insoles and the right shoes, doing simple exercises, maintaining an active lifestyle – don’t forget these simple methods to combat tired feet.
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