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What does the uneven heel wear in your shoes have to do with your hip pain? And how are these seemingly unconnected things related to a problem in your feet? The answer is simpler than it first may appear.
The human framework and it’s mode of ambulation (how you walk) – when functioning as it is meant to function – is truly a work of art. As you start to walk and your heel contacts the ground, your entire heel bone is constructed to evenly hit the ground (side to side and front to back). This means that your body’s weight is supported along the entire surface of your heel bone.
If the shoes of your heels are wearing unevenly, this indicates something has gone wrong in how your body’s weight is spread over the surface of your heel.
For example, if the outside of your shoe heel is worn unevenly, this means that at heel strike, instead of the body’s weight being supported across the entire surface of your heel bone, the body’s weight is being concentrated solely on the outer surface of your heel.
It’s an engineering axiom (rule) that a wider supporting surface area is more stable than a narrow supporting surface area. Applying this to human mechanics (how humans walk) it indicates that when the shoe heel is worn down unevenly on the outside, it’s a much less stable position then when the entire heel is worn evenly.
So what does all this have to do with hip pain?
If you apply the biomechanical model (applying engineering principles to the human skeletal framework) to human gait (walking); if the body’s weight is concentrated on the outside of the heel bone at heel contact, this weight concentration is transmitted upwards through the knee joint into the hip joint. In time, this uneven distribution of force through the hip joint will unevenly compress the cartilaginous caps of the bones in the hip. In time, this leads to inflammation and symptoms that are labeled as osteodegenerative arthritis.
So in essence, uneven heel wear is a harbinger of impending hip pain.
What Causes The Uneven Heel Wear That Leads To Hip Pain?
Uneven heel wear can be caused by a problem in your feet. That is; if you have an inherited, abnormal foot structure – the two most common being the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – you will have uneven heel wear in your shoes. And this problem that originates in your feet is also what is causing your hip pain.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
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Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain