The foot has a very important job to do. It has to absorb the impact of our body weight thousands of times per day, potentially being exposed to up to 3-4 times that force depending on the activity, such as running.
That’s a big job for a relatively small part of the body. The feet must also transmit the energy that we generate to propel us forward when we walk, as we push into the ground. They slow us down then speed us up every time we take a step. Feet also help us balance on uneven ground and help us to stand still. Your feet can bend, twist and adapt to uneven or flat surfaces.
Imagine if you had stiff, wooden feet that didn’t move – you would probably be falling over regularly! The arches in your feet, along with your bones and muscles, act as your own personal suspension system. Take great care of them.