When the feet are overtaxed, they react with pain when standing and walking. Women, in particular, suffer frequent pain in the front part of the foot. Because of the complex interaction of bones, muscles, nerves and tendons, it is often difficult to determine a single cause.
A natural rollover of the foot is possible in the kyBoot/on the kyBounder and the foot can recover from the pain. The muscles and tendons are gently stretched and strengthened, and the joints mobilized.
Metatarsalgia is a general medical term for pain that arises in the mid-foot area, often related to loading when the second to the fifth metatarsals (toes and related mid-foot bones) are affected. Disorders involving the first metatarsal are dealt with separately.
For a differential diagnosis, a distinction must be made between primary metatarsalgia with a local cause in the mid-foot area and secondary metatarsalgia associated with systematic symptoms (rheumatism, gout, arterial circulation disorders).
If no active therapy is undertaken to correct the foot malposition, it will become increasingly pronounced, leading to pain and complaints in other joints, such as the knees or hips, or the back.
Foot malpositions are usually treated conventionally with passive insoles, which sometimes improve the symptoms in the short term, but weaken the foot musculature and make the foot malposition more pronounced in the long term.
The primary purpose of the kyBoot is to shift the forces that would otherwise be exerted on the back, hips, and knees onto the feet. This relieves the back and the joints and relaxes tense muscles and increases the load on the feet. This is the correct thing to do because the primary forces should be on the feet when standing and walking.
In the kyBoot, your foot can move naturally in all directions, training the core, stabilizing musculature of each foot equally and improving foot mobility. The foot becomes more robust and stable, and foot malpositions that have arisen due to weak musculature are improved or corrected completely.
Only active, frequent foot training can counteract front-foot/mid-foot pain in the long term. Insoles provide only short-term improvement because they passively support the feet. They do not strengthen the feet; on the contrary, they continuously weaken them while overtaxing other joints.
Special initial reactions with metatarsalgia:
With mid-foot problems, you may experience increased pain if your transverse arch is flattened (as it is with splayfoot) and you wear orthopedic, supporting insoles in your conventional shoes. If this is the case, we recommend that you put thin, stiff front-foot insoles (available from shoe shops) into your kyBoot so that some of the softness is taken from the kyBoot sole.
Click here for the general initial reactions experienced by kyBounder and kyBoot beginners:Initial reactions
For information about the special kyBoot exercises or the basic kyBounder exercises, please click here:kybun exercises
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kybun allows you to train foot coordination during your everyday routine without spending extra time, and this improves foot proprioception. It facilitates the interplay between muscles and ligaments, actively stabilizing the foot.
Ankle instability can arise if the ligaments have been strained or torn and have remained too loose after growing back together (mechanical instability). It can also be linked to an impairment of the interaction between the joint bones and the surrounding ligaments and muscles. This phenomenon is also described as a kinaesthetic disorder (impairment of proprioception).
All kyBoot shoes are generally wide (4E). However, there is variance among the models due to 2 factors:
We therefore make recommendations for each model based on foot shape. If there are any special recommendations - they will be included in the product description.
For the Comfort Sole, Training Sole and Sandal Sole:
For the Slimfit Sole:
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