Why do aching feet slow your run, or slow your progress?
Why are you more aggravated, irritable and distracted when your feet are very sore, red, swollen, or painful?
Feet are nature’s first tool we had to move safely in the world.
The nerve ending in your feet that cross the ball of your feet give us balance and understanding of our present environment.
When feet are covered in shoes that are too tight or fit too loosely with no support to keep their sensitivity active. The nerve endings in ball of the foot become less sensitive to the environment because of the stress they are under. When these feet or foot sensors do not effectively work, our ability to balance, respond calmly, to think clearly is decreased. Detachment and trying to ignore pain increases the feeling of separation.
Are you tired of being in pain and ready to calm your foot sensors so you can have more energy and feel free again? Here are 3 ways choose what fits you best. Click here to schedule.
Your feet have sensors. What are these sensors doing?
On the bottom of your feet are nerve centers that detect motion, balance, heat and cold and send a pulse up the nervous system to your brain. This system helps keep us balanced, free from pain and safe. These sensors when working, effectively allow us to move, respond to action or challenges effectively and think more clearly.
Where are these foot sensors located? On the ball of the foot where the skin contacts the nerves.
Can this sensory activity decrease? What happens?
Definitely yes, when this happens the ability to react to stress properly will be decreased. These points can be turned back on through acupressure/kinesiology.
Research has shown that no matter how good our memory is. It isn’t strong enough to recall old events or trauma in full detail. So what are we actually remembering? More important when we think about or tell some one about what happened, the brain edits the original event slightly with each time it is retold.
Think about that for a minute.
Each time it’s remembered our brain and our emotional attachment to the event grows stronger connections between brain cells called neurons. These circuitry get embedded in our brain cells through repetition.
According to Karim Nader PhD, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal says “it maybe impossible for humans or any other animal to bring a memory to mind without altering it in some way”1.
So what we recall, plus or minus a slight change, our story is born. The “story” can create excuses for doing or not doing something. Pain or emotional overload can become the roots of a deeply hidden driver behind the pain story. Often times, the more often we think about the pain the story deepens so does the pain.