What your foot shape reveal?
Your two feet combined contain one-fourth of all the bones in your body. The human foot consists of 3 arches, 20 muscles, 24 ligaments, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 7,800 nerves. Our feet come in a wide variety of shapes, types, and sizes. If you are suffering from chronic foot pain, you may want to learn more about foot structures that are considered pathogenic, which means that they are capable of causing disease. Healthy Steps has compiled a guide to the 6 different types of foot structures and what your foot shape reveals about possible foot health problems you may be walking around with.
The Peasant Foot
The Peasant Foot, which is also known as a Giselle Foot, has approximately three short and stubby toes that are almost exactly the same length. This type of foot is considered to be well-built and sturdy. The Peasant Foot is perfect for dancers that require more balance and stability.
The Structural Flat Foot
While this type of foot may not be aesthetically pleasing, it is still strong and able to function normally. However, fallen arches can affect the way a person’s body is aligned when standing, walking, or running. The risk of pain in the ankles, knees, or hips becomes significantly greater for those with flat feet.
The Egyptian Foot
Of all the foot structures, The Egyptian Foot is the most functional. These feet tend to be narrow, with a longer big toe. The rest of the toes taper down from the longest to the shortest. The only thing you will have to worry about is how your feet will look in open-toed shoes.
The Greek Foot
The Greek Foot, also known as Morton’s Foot, is the easiest foot structure to identify, due to the gap between the big toe and the second toe. The second toe is longer than all of the other toes. People with Morton’s Foot will most likely suffer from a wide variety of foot ailments as this foot structure is notoriously unstable. Here is a list of possible afflictions:
The main characteristic of Simian Foot is that the big toe leans towards the little toe. In some cases, this type of foot can have qualities of the other foot structures. If you have this type of foot, it is easier to get bunions so it would be wise to refrain from wearing narrow and pointed toe shoes. Sorry ladies, if you have a Simian Foot, wearing high heels will be especially painful.
Rothbarts Foot, as seen above, is also known as Primus Metatarsus Supinatus. This is a genetic, abnormal foot structure. If you place your foot on the ground, in a neutral position, your big toe and second toe will not lie flat but will rise up off the ground. This type of foot structure will lead to poor posture which can cause chronic joint and muscle pain, not just in the feet, but throughout your entire body. Your podiatrist will be able to alleviate your foot pain with various treatment methods.
Just as everyone should know what type of blood type they are, people should also be aware of their foot shape and what problems may occur. Our guide to the 6 types of types of feet will help you determine where you stand as far as future or present foot problems. Prevention is the key to eliminating chronic pain in the future. Contact Healthy Steps today for a consultation.