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The Core of Your Foot Problems [Article]

We all know that the foot is an amazing piece of anatomy and we probably all feel a bit chuffed once we’ve memorised the names of all the bones, know how they are held together, and understand the windlass mechanism and plantar fasciitis. But, other than their existence, what do we know about the intrinsic foot muscles (IFMs)? Well, it turns out that they are pretty crucial for proper functioning of the foot, and that strengthening them can help with many problems relating not only to the foot, but also the ankle and even the knee. This article allows you to understand the concept of the ‘foot core’, how to assess the IFMs and how to strengthen them. Login or register a free account below to access the contents, key points and discussion questions that accompany the article.

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