- Flat Feet: The video begins by addressing the issue of flat feet, a condition where the entire foot makes contact with the ground, leaving no visible arch. The presenter uses Travis as an example, showing how his foot completely touches the ground.
- Low Arches: The presenter explains that many people who believe they have flat feet actually have very low arches. These low arches are often poorly controlled, leading to the appearance of flat feet. This lack of control can cause issues with balance and stability.
- Big Toe Position: The position of the big toe plays a significant role in the control of the arch. The presenter demonstrates that the position of Travis’s big toe, influenced by the narrow shoes he wears, contributes to his low arch and the appearance of flat feet.
- Wide Toe Box Shoes: The video suggests a simple solution to improve arch control: wearing shoes with a wider toe box. By allowing the big toe to spread out more naturally, it can better support the arch of the foot. The presenter demonstrates this by manually adjusting Travis’s big toe to a wider position, simulating the effect of a wide toe box shoe.
- Knee Valgus: The presenter also highlights how flat feet or low arches can lead to knee valgus, a condition where the knees cave inwards. This can be seen in Travis’s stance. By improving the control of the foot’s arch through the adjustment of the big toe’s position, knee valgus can also be mitigated.
- Foot Control: The video concludes by emphasizing the importance of foot control in addressing flat feet. By allowing the feet to spread out in wide toe box shoes, individuals can gain better control over their arches. This not only helps to improve the appearance of flat feet but also enhances overall foot stability and control, leading to better balance and potentially reducing the risk of injury during activities like lifting.
For assistance with Low Arch and Flat feet, talk to The Food Alignment Clinic