Walking Correctly Part 4 of 10: Grip the Ground – No more Falling Arches
To keep the integrity of you arch requires having good dexterity in your feet. Gripping the ground and resisting the pull of gravity is important.
by Jacob Caldwell, LMP
In Part 3, Between Step Point 2 & 3 is when you flex your outside foot to the inside foot. At this point is where you want to grip the ground. Squeeze the ground and feel yourself holding your body up. Falling arches is due to flaccid and sloppy foot technique which allows your feet to flop around. Strong feet will have strong arches. Plantar Fasciitis and Falling arches can be prevented here. This technique is so detail and requires so much patience to understand that a bone just a 1/16th of an inch out of place can cause extreme debilitating pain. With a little foot flexing, many of your foot pain issues will go away.
The StretchFlex Technique for your Arch. Step on a tennis ball and massage the ball along your arch while flexing and stretching your foot. <<>