More and more people suffer from foot, joint and back problems. When pain becomes apparent, in most cases it is preceded by a history. Chronic symptoms often remain unnoticed for many years. The orthopedist probably diagnosed a foot deformity and prescribed orthotics. With static or fixed insoles, the natural mobility of the foot is very much restricted. This usually results in foot muscle weakness. The foot sleeps on the “footbed”. In order for the body to remain healthy and mobile into old age, active and vital feet are important. The mobility of the toes should be exercised daily.
How do foot problems arise?
When walking over the heel, approximately 50 kilograms are transferred to the entire joint and bone chain with each step. The heel strike shakes not only the spine and joints, but also all organs. This leads to physical problems for many people after a few kilometers. The heel is not naturally designed to absorb the shock of our steps, as the bony calcaneus is the beginning of the bone chain when we walk. This can be heard very easily: when walking, hold both index fingers in the ears and listen for the loud “tock-tock” which is transmitted to the top of the skull with every step. Try it once backwards. Do you still hear that loud “tock tock” sound in your head?
What are the most common foot problems?
What is “natural movement”?
However, natural movement only takes place when the “muscle chain” is activated and performs the movement. The joints merely provide the direction, the muscle powerfully executes the movement. The bale gait leads to a complete straightening of the body and releases the spine from the hollow back. The head remains straight and upright, which leads to relaxation of the shoulder and neck muscles. The ball walk is a “three-phase step”: first the outside and then the inside of the ball touches the ground, last of all the heel. This allows the Achilles tendon to stretch optimally and also strengthens the arch of the foot. During this phase, the venous pump in the calves kicks in and activates the flow of blood back to the heart. In the heel gait, the venous valves are closed for a short time by tightening the instep of the foot. This can lead to varicose veins and circulatory problems later on. The ball gait is not limited to the feet. Only upright body statics with a relaxed abdomen is the key to forefoot walking. The impulse to move forward comes from the loose hip movement.
How useful are insoles?
With firm and cushioned soles, many people lose intuitive access to this natural way of walking, which can result in injury and pain.
Most often, insoles are prescribed for flat, hollow or splay feet to “support” the foot. Special insoles are fitted for people who suffer from a heel spur. But how useful are insoles really?
Feet are naturally mobile. Almost all nerve cords end at the sole of the foot.
What is holistic foot, joint and back therapy?
We start all therapies with a detailed diagnosis. Together with the patient, we investigate the medical history and search for causes. For foot problems, we not only look at the feet, but check the entire body statics, which we correct and align during the course of treatment. Here, the gait is changed to walking and running that is easy on the joints and back.
We gently work on stuck fasciae with the help of massage and and targeted exercises (for this we use the “Non Grip System”.
Many aches and pains are metabolic. A mostly unrecognized cause can be “hidden pathogens” such as Borrelia, which are transmitted by ticks. Most viruses and bacteria can survive undetected in the organism for many years and “break out” in spurts. This may be the cause of chronic inflammation. Parasites and their excretions can also be causes of pain. The totality of the stress leads to hyperacidity in the connective tissue, which makes it more difficult to treat. In most cases, we diagnose intestinal fungi and heavy metal exposure in almost all pain patients. Intestinal fungi gum up our intestinal villi, making it difficult to absorb nutrients. Due to a vital and mineral substance deficiency, the organism is chronically undersupplied. The result is brittle bones (and teeth, too) because the body breaks down the calcium it needs.
What therapies do we use?
The “Barefoot Therapy Sandal”.
As an alternative to insoles, we make a special and very flexible Tarasoles therapeutic sandal according to footprint. Depending on the patient’s needs, this is adjusted to an individual degree of hardness. We process high-quality therapy magnets into a soft intermediate layer at special acupuncture points. The magnets try to stimulate blood circulation. Magnets are used especially in pain therapy.