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Socrates said that “When our feet hurt, we hurt all over.” If you have chronic pain, you have probably found this to be oh so true. But what you may not know is the correlation between your hurting feet, the chronic pain throughout your body and the heel wear pattern in your shoes.
Here’s the connection:
Your feet are meant to walk in a linear (straight) fashion. But some feet – abnormal feet – force the feet to walk in a twisting fashion. Two such common abnormal foot structures are the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity and Rothbarts Foot.
Over time this foot twisting motion can cause a myriad of painful foot problems, such as calluses, corns, plantar fasciitis, bunions and other changes in the foot bones and joints.
But, as if painful feet aren’t bad enough, these abnormal foot structures can also affect your entire body. The way this happens starts in the mechanical (touch) receptors on the bottom of your feet. As you stand or walk; these receptors send information to your brain on how to adjust your posture. When your feet twist, they send distorted information to your brain. The result is bad posture.
Bad posture causes misalignments in your weight bearing joints and improper use of your postural muscles. Over time this creates chronic pain, often throughout the entire body.
The Connection Between Your Chronic Pain And Your Heel Wear Pattern
Over time, this constant foot twisting motion will also create quite an effect on your shoes. What you’ll notice is a heel wear pattern developing on the bottoms. Sometimes you’ll see the heel wear pattern as more on the outside and sometimes more on the inside. Where it develops depends on whether you have a Rothbarts Foot or a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, as each of these abnormal foot structures creates a different wear pattern on the heels of your shoes.
If I Have An Abnormal Foot Structure Is There A Way To Salvage My Shoe Heels?
I’ve been asked if there’s a way to stop my heels from wearing unevenly. A partial and temporary answer is to look for shoes with hard heels. Shoe heels should be so hard that when you try to squeeze them, it will be difficult to do so.
Avoid heels that have ‘gel’ or ‘air’. Also avoid narrow heels and instead look for shoes with wider heel surface area as they are more stable.
The best walking shoes (with the best shoe heels) are usually the simplest; such as brand styles labeled as ‘Originals’ and ‘Classic’. When it comes to shoes: the less fancy doodads, the better.
The optimum (and hopefully obvious) solution would be to fix the problem that is causing your heel wear. That is; effectively treat your abnormal foot structure. Doing so, not only will you find that your heal wear pattern is dramatically less, but your chronic pain will also be permanently greatly reduced or gone for good.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with me 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 my 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.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
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 RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain