Why You Hurt


 

It might be hard to accept that your pain may be caused by something as simple as bad posture. After all, if pain is serious enough to limit your activities and life enjoyment, you might think that your pain must have some extreme, severe cause that can only be treated with extreme measures like foot or back surgery or expensive “custom” orthotics.  Pain as severe as yours couldn’t possibly be caused by something simple like bad posture or a structural problem in your feet - or could it?

Maybe you have already been down the long, expensive road of surgery, drugs or custom orthotics. 
 

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Bad Posture is a vicious downward spiral. It goes from slouching to small aches and pains to disabling immobility.  Musculoskeletal pain is the #1 reason for doctor’s office visits, and the #2 highest reason for taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Inactivity from loss of mobility ultimately is blamed for cardiac disease, obesity, diabetes and a slew of other diseases.  Correcting your posture just makes good sense and can save you a fortune in medical bills in the future!


Bad posture starts with hyperpronation

Hyperpronation

Over eighty percent of us have a condition called hyperpronation, which is caused by a slight elevation of the big toe bone. This prevents our feet from properly supporting our bodies and that elevated big toe bone keeps us from sensing exactly where the ground is.

Standing or walking at a relaxed pace should not require much effort, and certainly should not cause pain. But when your body is unsure or out of balance, your muscles become tense. Because hyperpronation causes instability and throws your body off balance, the posture muscles from your feet to your neck remain tense all the time. They never get the “relax” signal like when you finish climbing a hill and are back on level ground, or sit down for a rest.  Hyperpronation causes your arches to collapse and your ankles to roll in when you shift weight to your forefoot. Two things visibly happen because of hyperpronation. First, your posture changes – your legs rotate inward, your hips rotate forward (one more than the other) and your whole upper body and head rotate and drift forward. Second, because this “head forward” posture creates muscle tension and spasms, your body subconsciously tries to compensate for it. Medical professionals call this “Common Compensation Patterns.” Unfortunately, over time, this typically deforms your posture further causing even more muscle strain and pain.

When you are off balance all your muscles work overtime just to stand up


Hyperpronation
Ankles roll in.
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The Foot Connection

Your feet are like the foundation under a house. If the foundation sags, so does the house. If you have ever tried to square the door frames in a house standing on a sagging foundation you know exactly what we mean. It is impossible and it won't last. The same is the case with the body. Your chiropractor is trying to square you up structurally, but if your feet are wrong the adjustments just won't last. Your physical therapist is trying to strengthen your body, but suspended over a foundering foundation, the joints, muscles and ligaments will succumb to the forces of gravity.  Muscles that would support good posture almost effortlessly are committed to constant extra labor just to keep you upright.

 

As goes the foundation so goes the house

Why are my feet not supporting my body

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The Body Mechanics Connection

If your body’s joints are in proper alignment in their neutral position, your posture muscles are balanced and relaxed. If you have a forward leaning "Head forward posture", over time, the muscles on your back side (Gastrocs, Hamstrings, back and neck muscles) become elongated while the muscles on your front are shortened.  The same happens if one leg is shortened (physically or functionally).  The body becomes misaligned in the frontal plane and over time the muscles comply by shortening and lengthening.   

Good body alignment and mechanics allow your body to use its maximum strength, agility and endurance with minimal risk of strain or injury. Unfortunately, the combination of flat surfaces, shoes and hyperpronation puts your body mechanics in disarray. First: Flat surfaces exaggerate natural pronation (hyper-) and  jam your joints into the same position with every step leading to repetitive motion injuries.  Second: The internal rotation caused by hyperpronation kinetically impacts every joint from your feet to your jaw so that they all become misaligned. A misaligned joint will injure with accumulative use so the harder you run and exercise without correcting hyperpronation, the greater your chances of injury and long term damage.

 


Hyperpronation creates a functional short leg

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The Solution

The solution to your pain, and lack of physical performance may be improving your body mechanics including your gait. The first step in that process is controlling hyperpronation. Posture Control Insoles® offer a new way to do this effectively by providing correct feedback to your feet so your muscles can respond appropriately to the shoes you wear and the surfaces you walk on.

Learn how you can save yourself time, money and grief by testing Posture Control Insoles®...

Others have experienced the same pain you have right now and are tickled they tried our Posture Control Insoles®.  Just click here  to see what they discovered (testimonials).

Posture Control Insoles® are guaranteed to work for you.  The guarantee is simple:  You have 90 days to trim, fit and use the insoles in your shoes.  If you are not satisfied, return them for a full refund including standard shipping and handling expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

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  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

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