BEFORE TAKING YOUR FEET ON VACATION – MAKE SURE THEY’RE UP TO THE JOURNEY.
Whether you’re traveling across country or to some far-off destination, don’t make it turn into a vacation from hell . . . for your feet. Make sure your feet are fit for travel or you’ll feel them whining and complaining wherever you go.
One of the most important parts of your body are your feet. These precious pedestals will be holding you up statuesquely as you tirelessly adventure, climb hills, wait in long lines, and walk miles exploring endless sights. Make sure your feet will be pain free.
Do you know how your feet hit the ground? How your feet strike the ground will affect the stresses on your knees, hips, and back. Most people strike the ground with either the outer or inner aspect of their feet. This will determine not only how wonderful a vacation you’ll have, but other outcomes such as aging, pain, arthritis, or possibly needing knee, hip or back surgery.
Pronation sneaker/shoe vs. Supination sneaker/shoe: Examine your sneaker/shoe sole and see if the outer surface is wearing out. If so, then you’re a supinator and a pronation sneaker/shoe will give you the alignment correction you need. If you see the inner aspect of your sole is wearing out, you are a pronator and a supination sneaker/shoe will give you the alignment correction you need.
Dr. Zvi Pearlstein: An outstanding expert in this field is a battle-scared U.S. Air Force veteran doctor who happens to be one of the world’s most far-foot-sighted orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Zvi Pearlstein. Dr. Zvi’s solution is to fix your footwear before your supination or pronation causes your bones to crash together in your knees, hips, and back requiring surgery to repair the collateral damage.
Tom Madden, CEO TransMedia Group: “I wear and recommend Dr. Zvi’s SKNEEKERS which provides me with transformational sole heeling and healing.”
Skneekers: He calls his new invention Skneekers to underscore the intimate relationship our feet have with our knees, which we want to stay happily married and not divorce and wind up in surgery court. Supination of the feet causes compression stresses of the medial or inner compartment of the knees and pronation causes compression stresses of the lateral or outer compartment of the knees.
“It’s the same as wheel-aligning tires on your car.”
Be proactive…not reactive! Dr. Zvi does wheel alignment on your sneakers/shoes so you’ll walk more balanced and much more comfortably for years. So, before you trot off to those exotic, romantic locations, check out your foot strike and signs of wear on the soles of your footwear. Have Dr. Zvi do wheel alignment on your sneakers or shoes.
Hopefully soon, one of his Skneeker alignment shops will open nearby where you can check out the tires we walk on called our feet.
- By Tom Madden, seasoned world traveler, author, CEO of the international PR firm TransMedia Group, serving clients worldwide since 1981.