Flatfoot: implications for the body
Flatfoot is a deformation of the foot, its flattening. When flat feet stop in the longitudinal and transverse directions, it flattens and thus loses its depreciation properties.
At first glance, flatfoot is not such a serious illness. In fact, dysfunction of the foot is reflected in all organs, so flatfoot gives very unpleasant and serious consequences for the whole organism.
1. Pain and heaviness in the legs, especially when walking
The disease develops gradually, and at first the person does not feel anything. Over time, fatigue, pain in the foot. A person cannot walk much, his life is limited. He is forced to abandon walks, classes, dances. In the future, the disease progresses, and now it becomes difficult to perform ordinary household chores.
2. Hallux valgus of the foot
Under this name is the curvature of the big toe. It arises due to a violation of the muscles and ligaments of the foot. The thumb rejects and presses against the second one, which bends and remains in such a bent position – the so-called hammer-like finger is formed.
At the same time, a bone, or a bump, forms on the outside of the thumb. It grows, it makes it difficult to wear ordinary shoes, it hurts when walking.
3. Calluses and corns
Valgus deformity leads to painful corns and corns on the foot, which also restrict movement.
Deformation of the feet leads to mazol
4. Ingrown toenails
On the big toes, the nails grow into the skin, causing severe pain. Due to constant injury to the skin around the nail red, there is swelling. With the addition of infection, inflammation begins. If the ingrown nail is not treated, it may fester. In the end, the inflammatory process will affect the bone and osteomyelitis will occur.
With flat feet, the feet no longer perform a cushioning function, quenching the vibration during movement. Then the joints and the spine assume it. As a result, there is a rapid deterioration of cartilage tissue and arthrosis. Ankle, knee, hip joints are affected. Flat feet with arthrosis causes discomfort and pain when walking, feeling tired and heavy in the legs.
6. Heel spur
With this pathology, the calcaneus grows from the sole side. Sometimes it is accompanied by inflammation of the fascia that runs from the heel to the center of the foot. Manifested heel spur pain when walking, and in severe cases – the inability to step on the sore heel.
When walking appears heel spur
7. Varicose veins
When flatfoot the muscles of the legs are in constant tension and they have an increased load. As a result, the outflow of blood from the veins of the lower leg is worsening, they are overflowing with blood that stretches their walls. Valvular insufficiency occurs. This is the cause of fatigue and aching in the legs when walking, edema, night cramps.
8. Curvature of the spine
The spine, or rather his health, and flat feet are very closely related.
When flat-footed, the gait changes: a person, when walking and standing, relies not on the feet, but on their lateral surfaces. Due to this, the center of gravity shifts, and in order to maintain balance, the spine is forced to bend. Permanent abnormal spinal position is fixed and remains forever. So flatfoot leads to spinal curvature.
Curvature of the spine, in turn, causes osteochondrosis, herniated intervertebral discs, pinching of the spinal nerves. And this pain, movement restrictions and a significant deterioration in the quality of life.
9. Violation of the internal organs
With spinal deformities, it is not only he who suffers. The internal organs are closely connected with the spine. Next to it are vessels passing to the heart. Therefore, when the curvature of the spine begins problems with the cardiovascular system.
Massages will help in the treatment of flatfoot
Through the spinal cord, nerve impulses flow to all organs, so pinching of the nerves affects their work. The spine is closely related to the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, lungs, kidneys and liver, stomach, brain.
In addition, biologically active points are located on the sole of the foot, which are projections of all organs of the human body and are responsible for their normal operation. Due to the incorrect position of the foot, the pressure on these points is uneven, which is reflected in the work of the relevant organs.
As you can see, the consequences of flatfoot are serious enough. This is not just an ugly shape of the foot and the inability to wear model shoes. Therefore, do not run the disease. Unfortunately, flat feet cannot be completely cured, but its development can be stopped (special insoles, instep supports, massage, etc.). It is better to do this in the early stages, when flat-footedness has not yet led to serious complications.