Lower Extremity Injuries and Massage: The Foot and Ankle
By Linda Fehrs LMT Mar 16, 2014
The human foot and ankle contain some of the hardest working muscles in the human body. On a daily basis they support our weight, give us balance and propel us forward. It is because of our feet that we can run, jump and stand erect without toppling over. Individuals who have no arms or hands have learned to use their feet to drive, play musical instruments and create great works of art. And, while those without feet can certainly still get around, it is often with great difficulty. Until recently, the action of the foot has been near impossible to replicate with prostheses.