but I want you to hear me out. They are so very important to your overall health.
They are basically the foundation to the rest of your house and if they are not strong and supportive you may topple over or deal with cracks (aches and pains) that will affect everything up the line.
We shove them into shoes all day long, and many times they are truly beautiful shoes, but oh goodness do they hurt! and then we get upset that after years of doing this we are now dealing with neuroma's, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and toes that won't separate at all.
Are we seriously surprised by this?
If you shoved your hands into mittens all day, how do you think they would work for us?
Did you know that your ankle communicates directly to the brain and if you do not move your ankles properly, you are affecting the joint receptors that communicate directly to the brain. Our feet are a sensory organ, just like your hands, your nose, all of your sensory organs, your feet are as well, they they are in constant communication with your brain as to where the foot is on the ground. So they are telling your body where it is in space. They are proprioceptors telling your body where it is in space to help us with balance, how quick or slow we should be moving, if we should be slightly tilting to help keep us stable. Yet most of us spend very little time barefoot.
Today, I want to ask that you take some time and take your shoes off. Practice a few of these exercises that I have posted below and see how you do with them. Are you noticing any restrictions? If so, then it might be time to give them a little workout each and every day.
I practice moving them daily now and since I have begun doing this, I no longer deal with Plantar Fasciitis, which was a very common problem for me for years due to overuse injuries.