Saturday, July 31, 2010

insoles

i battle with the concept constantly.....

knowing personally how much time, effort & patience it takes to realign your body

i understand!

NOBODY WANTS TO DO IT.....TO SPEND THE TIME

just slip something into their shoe to

INSTANT GRATIFICATION


Arch Supports are not just for arch pain. If you have toe, heel, ankle, shin, knee, or back pain arch supports may be able to relieve your pain by correcting alignment. Often when the arch of your foot is not supported correctly the rest of your foot alignment is disturbed, affecting the alignment in the rest of your body.



Insoles that come with running and other athletic shoes
lose what little shock-absorption properties they have around 50 miles,
leaving you susceptible to pain and injury.
Replacing them with a high-performance insole is the easiest,
cheapest way to protect against injury
and alleviate impact-related pain, jarring and fatigue.

Feet absorb about 300 tons of force per mile.
According to The American Journal of Medicine and Sports,
recreational runners have a 37-56% chance
per year of sustaining an injury.

We're each born with certain biomechanical idiosyncracies.
It shows in the way we move. And on occasion, it hurts in the way we move.
Insoles can help to properly align muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments,
alleviating the stress and strain innate flaws put on our bodies every day.

Most people overpronate, which means
their feet roll excessively inward with each step.
This twists the foot, shin and knee and can cause
pain in all those areas.
Insoles with arch support provide the kind of motion control
that can remedy painful conditions caused by pronation.

i have previously written about this
the problem is that i have this internal battle of options
would love to have a DR sit me down and explain her/his perspective
Harry Mitterbauer at Santa Monica Sports Medicine
i think is just the man to do it
SO HAVING SAID THAT, YOU CAN HOLD ME TO IT
I WILL CALL HIM ON MONDAY AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Care to Listen to my Internal Banter?
I AM ALSO OPEN FOR DISCUSSION....I WANT TO LEARN MORE
(will it still be internal if you read it?)
INSOLES/ARCH SUPPORTS
BAREFOOT RUNNING
DYSFUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

over time our perfect lil footsies change, our distribution of weight shifts
it can be from sitting all day or a pervious injury, but both lead to synergistic dominance

Synergistic dominance is defined as a condition when a muscle in a group of muscles ,that share similar actions, become more dominant and in turn, another becomes less dominant.

dominance of the hamstring can lead to
the glutes becoming inhibited or less active.
when one assesses prone hip extension
if hamstrings are activated first before the glutes,
this can create over increased dominance and strain to the hamstring
due to decreased glute activation to create the hip extension.
SOLUTION:teach glutes how to fire



NOW TO THE REFERENCE OF THE ARCH OF YOUR FOOT:

it is supported by
the tibialis muscles
anterior and posterior


when they become tight or over stretched the result is detrimental
the position of the arch/foot effects
the alignment of your entire body
......foot to knee to hip to low back to upper back and shoulders to neck


this one gives me anxiety
but reminds me of my brother xo

if nothing else please foam roll the tighter antagonist muscle (OUTER CALF)
and strengthen the weaker over stretched (anterior, if your arch is rolling in)
when your arch starts to drop your body is trying to communicate with you
listen.........or injury will slap you upside the head

bodies weren't designed with supportive shoes in mind
we are meant to be barefoot
WHAT GOOD ARE ARCH SUPPORTS WHEN YOU ARE BAREFOOT?

which brings me back to another entry i made on april 19

the extreme benefits of removing the rubber between ourselves and nature
TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF
how much time to you spend daily with your feet in shoes?


for grounding purposes, put your feet on the earth
your body will make an instant connection


now i for one am the girl that likes having clean, non hobbit feet
but for as much time as you can daily...remove your shoes
believe me i am prob one of the biggest sneaker heads you will meet
but trust me
TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF
walk in the sand
walk on the grass
it will make you smile
and your body will thank you

IN CONCLUSION (BECAUSE I MUST WALK MY DAUGHTER)
-WORK WITH YOUR BODY
DONT TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT
IF YOU STILL NEED THE SUPPORT DURING THE PROCESS
OR JUST WHILE RUNNING
BY ALL MEANS!
JUST BE A BIT MORE AWARE
THAT IS ONE OF THE MANY THINGS I AM WORKING ON IN MY JOURNEY

HAPPY SATURDAY



2 comments:

  1. You're the first blog that I have ever read, mostly because you don't ramble much and you're pretty smart, nah, your just pretty, OK smart too!
    What's up with that skeleton dance???
    I don't pretend I'm well versed in the structure of the human body and how it works and stuff, but I have always been open for learning and I've paid my fair share for treament in the the "alternative medicine" route, including ART, MAT, electro stimulation, rolf, metabolic testing, soft tissue release etc which has helped me be more aware of my body and what's good and not good for it.
    What I can tell you is that your feet are definately special and that walking barefoot for an extended period of time with those arches probably will do you more harm than good. If we were in the time of Jesus walking bare foot would be the best thing, but the reality is we wear shoes. Leather soled dress shoes, Nikes, boots, Chucks, Nikes, and more Nikes.
    Every time we put on a different pair of shoes or boots we are dis-aligning our body in some small form. Sooner than later we'll feel it wether it's sore feet, tight back, a slipped vertabret or a rough nights sleep. With out immediate treatment these tiny unfelt injuries will stack up until it's too late and then you can't get off your chair. Like you said the foam roller, ART, MAT are excellent ways to keep you straight and pain free. but how many $100 sessions can one afford? Buying custom Insoles are inevitable. We are in shoes way to long during the day and an hour or two walking around barefoot ain't gonna cut it. We gotta work, train, run errands, and it's cold out. Being barefoot long enough to allow the body to recover isn't realistic.
    I believe very strongly that Road Runner Sports can provide an affordable solution, for less than $100 you can come out a custom insole that you can put in your Nikes, Chucks and hiking shoes, that will change the way you walk, run and feel. I don't work for them or anything, but thank you RR sports! I could never train by running due to the endless amounts of pain and injury. With the insoles I never ran so fast and consistent in my life, I did three 5k races last summer, two were mud runs, and I hike and run today injury free.
    Let me know how it goes... Night

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  2. MIKE i am impressed......xo. that is BY FAR the best comment i have EVER had. high five

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