It is not normal for your feet to become sore when standing on them.
Your feet are impressive! For the typical person, they carry you 128,000 km during your lifetime. This is more than three times around the earth. Their sophisticated architecture comprises 28 bones, 33 joints, 16 muscles, over 100 ligaments and an intricate network of nerves and vessels.
Healthy feet are able to manage the tremendous forces we place through them. As play are able to dissipate twice our body weight when walking on flat surfaces, three times her body weight when walking downhill and up to five times her body weight when running. Netballers are reported to absorb eight times the body weight through their planted foot when receiving a pass.
When the feet do not work the right way or their posture is excessively flat or highly arched, abnormal forces are applied to the muscles and tendons, resulting in leg, pelvis and back compensations. These compensations occur with the repetitive abnormal distribution of weight-bearing forces. As the average person walks 7km per day or approximately 3500 steps per foot, compensation, adaptation and painful symptoms may develop.
At the Foot& Leg Pain Centre, we appreciate the importance of being specific, as individual bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and vessels may be responsible for your symptoms. Following a thorough assessment and gait (dynamic) analysis, our experienced team can implement a vast range of treatment options for short term symptom relief and long-term resolution.