FEET FACT

FEET
FACT

What is Ortho Movement?

Ortho Movement means linear movement and that is our world ambition. We want to make people linear again, because if you are linear you will have less issues with back pain, pain in joints and muscles. It all begin with the feet. Please take our feet fact class and become an expert yourself.

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What is pronation?

Pronation is a natural movement of the foot that occurs during foot landing while running or walking. About 60% of the population pronates more than they need to in order to function properly.

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What is neutral pronation?

Some pronation, also called eversion, is natural in the body’s regular movement. Neutral pronation occurs when the foot experiences a healthy amount of pronation. In a healthy movement all toes are part of the foot leaving the ground movement and the weights is distributed fairly.

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What is overpronation?

Overpronation occurs when the foot impacts the ground and there is not enough of an outward movement in the foots motion. This results in a miss balance of the weight on the toes so the big toe and second toe take the entire push. Additionally, this results in an unnatural angle forms between the foot and the ankle resulting in pain in joints, knees and back.

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What is Supination?

Supination is the opposite to Overpronation and occurs when the foot impacts the ground and there is not enough of an inward movement in the foots motion. This results in a miss balance of the weight on the toes resulting in pain in joints, knees and back.

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Which arch are you?

All people either has a low, normal or high arch. Low and normal arch are the most common types of arch among people. You can test which type you are at home by getting your feet wet and stand on a flat surface where you can see your imprint such as on a paper or a newspaper.

Low arch

You have a low arch if almost your entire bottom of your feet make a print. It is common that if you have low arch that you over pronate.

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Normal arch

You have a normal arch if you see the inside curve of your feet is missing on the imprint. Even when you have normal arch it is common that you over pronate.

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High arch

You have a high arch if you can’t see anything but your top of your feet and your heals. High arches are usually stiff. They rarely have a pronation and often a stiffer stance or a supination. The pain that you experience is most likely due to improper weight distribution that leads to arch pain.

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Why is it important with insoles?

60% of the population pronates more than they need in order to function properly. By using the proper type of insole, you can increase stability to the right level of pronation within the foot.

Why is it not enough with good shoes?

Having a good shoe is of course very important, but shoes usually doesn’t have good insoles (take the out and you will see) which the resulting that you only support your body half way. You can compare it to having a nice car (the shoes) but bad tires (having no insole).

How many bones are there in a foot?

25% of all bones are found in the foot.

How long are the world´s longest feet?

The record for the world’s longest feet is held by Jeison Rodriguez, 20, from Venezuela, who’s feet are more than 40 cm (average size 26,5 cm by men).

When are the feet the most swollen?

The feet are most swollen during the afternoon, so buy your shoes then in order to get the right size.

Why is it more tiresome to stand than to walk?

It is more tiresome to stand than to walk since it is the same muscles that works all the time in order to keep you standing and when you walk there are more different muscles and movements collaborate which distribute the effort.

Are the feet the same size?

No it is more common that the feet are different sizes.

What is calcaneal / heel spur?

A calcaneal spur (or heel spur) is a bony outgrowth from the calcaneal tuberosity (heel bone), which can cause a lot of pain. However where the right insoles can help.

How long lifespan has an insole?

It of course depends on how much you use them (everyday?) but we usually recommend 6-12 months.