George has flat feet.
This is also known as ‘fallen arches’. That means the arch in his foot doesn’t actually create an arch anymore, the entire sole of his foot just sits flat on the ground.
This is not good news.
While this might not seem like a big deal to anyone without the problem, having flat feet can alter alignment in the legs, causing the ankles to turn inward and creating joint problems in the feet, ankles, knees and possibly even the hips.
Plus, if the ligaments and muscles are strained, having flat feet can also cause some serious pain in the feet.
And I’m sure it’s no surprise to know that having extreme foot pain is a pretty big barrier to getting a good workout done and can really get in the way of burning fat and getting fit.
It’s no fun at all.
George’s doctor has him wearing orthotics but he also wants to know if there are any exercises that he can do that might help reverse this problem.
Good for you, George. Always look for natural solutions to pain, most of the time they’re the right solution!
And you’ll be happy to know that YUP, there sure are some great and SIMPLE exercises that George, and anyone else with flat feet, can do to help alleviate, and possibly even solve the problem.
If you’ve got flat feet or fallen arches that cause you pain in your feet, ankles or knees, you may also get a lot of benefit from trying these simple exercises:
If you’re suffering from pain due to fallen arches, try practicing these exercises several times a day for AT LEAST a few months to train the muscles in your foot to start creating that arch again, and alleviate your pain.
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