Foot problems are common, but are they a normal condition of life and do you have to live with them?
How many times have we said it?
“My dogs are barking!”
Whether at the end of a long day or just in general, foot pain is an illusive, if annoying problem. But is it a simple fact of life?
Examination of direct areas of foot pain and discomfort provides but limited answers. Such a view leads mostly to relief and a means to “live with it” but is certainly no means to an end in any stretch of the imagination.
It seems foot problems have to be “lived with”.
Or do they?
Understanding the basic structure and function of the body’s musculoskeletal system provides a much more intricate view of these issues revealing as many causes as there are symptoms.
Examining the fundamentals behind proper function, we can see means to not only fix many foot issues, but often avoid them in the first place.
How many foot fatigue issues could there possibly be?
Too many to count!
From fallen arches and flat feet to “Plantar Fasciitis” (inflammation of connective foot tissue) heel pain and even fungal issues, there are numerous manifestations.
On the surface, it may seem that these are all foot problems. But the first lesson in understanding foot issues is that the foot itself is about all they have in common. Numerous issues have wildly varied sources.
To take a more obvious example, numbness in the feet can result from a range of problems from Diabetes to lower back and sciatic (leg nerves) issues. Clearly, neither is the result of anything related directly to the feet.
No, to solve our foot issues, we are going to have to expand our view holistically to look at base body function and what manifestations may occur in a malfunctioning condition.
What can go wrong? Well, how long have you got? This could take a while…
What are the most common foot fatigue issues?
There are, of course, the obvious ones. These we hear about or experience every day. The most common are:
– Fallen Arches or Flat Feet
– Top of Foot Pain
– Heel Pain
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Foot Numbness
– Fungal Issues
Many of these have obvious treatments which vary from orthotic inserts to medication, and from physical therapy to surgery. “Solutions” to these problems abound. Yet permanence of results eludes us leaving us to wonder if such are “solutions” at all, being more or less methods of living with it.
So what causes foot problems?
So often asked, this is actually the wrong question. Its wording must be adjusted to have a greater understanding and open the door to solution.
We must ask, “What causes EACH foot problem we encounter in EACH individual case?” In other words, solutions are a case-by-case scenario when it comes to understanding these at their root cause, their source or origin.
Irritations of the sciatic nerve, for instance can not only create problems anywhere in the thighs, knees or calves, but in the feet and toes as well.
Providing the lower extremities with nerve energy flow, an irritation to this nerve can cut it back and therefore leave the feet “out of communication” with the rest of the body. Malfunction is all but guaranteed and, from numbness to cramping and many other issues, this is obviously not a “foot problem” per se.
Often times surgical intervention is needed because of painful calcification of the joints. Addressing this as a “foot-only” problem, we see surgery is necessary. But if the joint calcified even one time, there must have been a reason. And, should that reason still exist post-surgically, you are most likely in for more of the same. And endless cycle of buildup and removal ensues.
Where does the endless cycle end? You must start with changing your approach to one of finding cause, not treating effects.
Sometimes its not a solution you need, but several…
Consider this hypothetical scenario:
A lower back issue irritates the sciatic nerve and so gives you numbness or tingling in your feet. A diabetic issue causes much of the same. Then, because of taking excess of an improper form and dose of calcium, you develop calcification in the joints of your feet. You end up with “foot issues” to say the least. But were they foot issues?
Even if you knew these three major issues to be the cause, how would you handle them? Would just visiting the podiatrist be the end-all? Would a trip to the Chiropractor do the trick?
It is clear that you would need to address all three and perhaps more issues to remedy and correct the situation. Doing so would provide far more than relief. You would likely achieve riddance, wouldn’t you?
This is what integrative and wholistic wellness are about. Here is the real way to address issues of the feet.
Mineral levels are a key in more ways than one
Calcification in the joints are but one of a plethora of mineral issues that could result in foot problems. Calcification most often occurs because of taking an improper form of calcium even in normal doses and in absence of magnesium, the mineral it requires to be used in the first place.
Depletion of calcium and magnesium could cause many other issues including muscle cramping or tension, straight-up pain and, yes, even diabetic issues, magnesium playing a major role in blood sugar regulation.
As you can see that in addition to external and physical intervention, the mineral aspect underlies all of it. Calcium and magnesium, in proper form and balance, must be in ample supply.
Instant CalMag-C is formulated based on the body’s requirements for absorption including the exact ratio and forms of these two vital minerals. Taken to supplement deficient levels the results can be astounding including with many foot issues.
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