Do you want a solution to your bunions or hammertoes without surgery? Active Isolated Stretching treats hammertoes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis naturally by elongating the muscles that are causing the problems in your feet. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is an alternative to surgery and podiatry for problems to the feet, toes, and ankles.
Causes of hammertoes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis
AIS looks at hammertoes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis as a muscular and circulatory problem. The AIS approach aims to increase circulation in the entire lower body to bring proper circulation and blood flow to the foot region. This first involves lengthening muscles in the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves before working with the feet and ankles directly. The muscles of the toes and feet are manually elongated by a trained therapist. Afterwards the client learns to strengthen muscles of the toes and feet using AIS strengthening techniques.
Should I use orthotic foot insoles in foot pain treatment
Active Isolated Strengthening differs from podiatry because AIS does not endorse the use of foot insoles (i.e. orthotics, shoe inserts, foot inserts). Instead AIS believes in strengthening the small muscles of the feet, toes, and ankles so that the body learns to use its own power to correct anatomical problems. AIS foot exercises will develop the foot arch for flat feet problems.
If you have bunions, do you want someone to cut open your body? Or would you like to lengthen your feet muscles with your clothes on and your mind alert and conscious?
Tips for bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis:
• Walking barefoot on an earth surface. Walking barefoot on the grass is good. And walking barefoot on the beach is best. When walking on the beach, try to walk on the flat part to avoid imbalances to your hips. Walking barefoot on an earth surface will allow you to use the muscles of your feet while you walk.
• Avoid wearing flip flop sandals. prolonged usage of flip flop sandals will drop the arches in your foot because the foot muscles are not being used properly. Prolonged usage can also cause chronic tightness in the calves.
•Avoid wearing tight shoes. Tight fitting shoes will cause the toes to smash together. You want the toes to spread apart wide. You want independence and space in your toes.
•Use yogatoes. Yogatoes is a product that separates the space between your toes. Buy the product and use according to their instructions. www.yogapro.com
• Limit or avoid wearing high heels. High heels will negatively alter proper position and function of the toes and feet. Some women are required to wear high heels for job situations, but don’t wear them when you have a choice.