Civilisation diseases are very common in industrialised countries. Back pain is a classic example. They often result from foot problems. These can be avoided by walking or running barefoot regularly.
Our feet carry us every day and we treat them very badly. What many do not know: The complete musculoskeletal system is affected by disregard for our foundations. As a result, there are knee, hip and back problems.
Pastor Kneipp knew it over a hundred years ago: walking barefoot on a suitable surface strengthens the whole organism. Especially for back pain and intervertebral disc problems, but also for knee or hip problems, it is a wonderful way to bring the musculoskeletal system back into balance.
Walking barefoot can avoid surgery The causes of the complaints are often not recognised correctly, unnecessary operations on the knees, hips and back are carried out. The explanation is quite simple: the most common cause is walking in shoes with a relatively stiff sole. This ensures that we cultural people practice a walking style that has hardly anything to do with natural movement.
Due to its inflexibility, the sole of the shoe acts like a plaster splint, which means that almost the entire foot muscles are "out of order". As a result, the muscles can no longer hold the foot in its original, three-dimensional shape, which is why the foot collapses. The consequences are flat, flat, kinked or spreading feet, hallux valgus to heel spurs and Achilles tendon problems.
Get out of sturdy shoes as often as possible In addition, our feet and back form a functional unit. The position of the feet affects our entire posture through tendons and muscles. Walking barefoot can release blockages and thus "relieve" the back.
So get out of the inflexible shoes! Treat your feet to something good, walk barefoot as often as possible and train your entire musculoskeletal system. Because foot problems - and consequential complications such as knee, hip and back problems - can often be alleviated and even eliminated by walking barefoot regularly. Tip: start slowly. The feet first have to get used to the freedom that has been regained. A few minutes are enough to get you started. Sand, forest and meadows are particularly suitable. Later you can walk on asphalt and other smooth and hard surfaces.