Your feet and ankles are an extremely important part of your body. If they are injured, it can make it difficult to do things like stand, walk, run or jump.
What you really need to know about this area of your body is that it’s fairly complex.
There are 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in just one of your feet.
In addition… there are 31 pairs of spinal nerves in your back which regulate many of the functions of your body.
In addition… the tendons and ligaments that make your toes and ankles flex and extend, run from your lower legs through a small space in your ankles and out to your toes.
Even more, at the most narrow part, these tendons are held in place by a thick band of fascia.
The reason I’m telling you all of this is to show you that your feet and ankles have a LOT of moving parts.
And… in order to be free of foot and ankle pain, all of these bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia need to move properly in a coordinated fashion.
That’s because pain in your feet and ankles can often be caused by a muscle imbalance and poor coordination in other areas of your body.
The bottom line is… the human body is complex, as are your feet and ankles, and it’s very easy to cause aches and pains in this area of your body, even without sudden injury, just by the way you move on a daily basis. The good news is…