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Episode 14: The BEST Tip to Prevent FOOT Pain

**Quit Wearing Shoes! This could fix numerous of your problems with your feet!

**There is a whole chapter on the Foot in Dr. Berman’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Treating-Problems-Not-Symptoms-Independence/dp/1728650860/

**Exercises to strengthen the foot: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgxF3pbJHwo4uU0BnJQdYA

  • (2:30): Anatomy of the foot – the foot is very similar to the hand anatomically.
  • (3:30): The foot can do similar tasks as the hands
  • (4:00): Over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the foot
  • (5:15): Flat feet, high arch, or neutral arch have the same anatomy generally, unless there is a congenital difference
  • (5:50): Bad feet are not generally genetic
  • (8:15): Bunions….
  • (9:40): Dr. Berman has found that weak gluteus muscles is most often the cause of bunions
  • (11:15): The number 2 cause of bunions is weak foot muscles
  • (12:15): Plantar Fasciitis…
  • (13:14): Initially plantar fascia pain starts when you first get up to walk, or after walking for long periods of time, which is often sharp pain or a dull ache pain at the heel
  • (16:30): What is fascia?
  • (18:30): How insoles cause negative effects on your feet – actually weaken your feet.
  • (19:45): Wearing insoles for many years can create more negative effects on the back, knees, hips, etc.
  • (21:15): Shoes are modern day corsets.
  • (24:30): TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF if you want to prevent foot pain, bunions, plantar fasciitis, or other foot anomalies. Taking your shoes off will strengthen the muscles in the foot.

 


 

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Dr. Jake Berman

Dr. Jake Berman

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT sought out mentorship first from Bob Seton in Destin, FL and then from Aaron Robles in Jacksonville, FL. Both of these mentors have 20+ years of experience helping people keep active and mobile so they can enjoy high quality active lifestyles. What Jake found was that back pain was by far the most debilitating pain and the highest factor leading to decreased physical activity later in life.

These experiences are what inspired Jake to specialize in helping people aged 50+ keep active, mobile and pain free despite the aging process. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to alleviate somebody’s back pain so that they can get back to living their best life- especially in Naples! Over the years of helping 100’s of people aged 65-75 become stronger and pain free, one thing for sure has become apparent: “he who rests rots”.

Jake is a firm believer that we become stiff then old, not old then stiff. Seriously, think about it...
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