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Why Are My Feet Tired and Sore in the First Place?
A significant cause of foot discomfort and pain can be traced to small muscles in the feet, which become overworked in conventional footwear. When sensory input and dynamic movement is inhibited, the body's neuromuscular protective reflexes in the feet, legs, hips and back begin to function poorly. The more the feet are artificially cushioned, supported, and the natural dynamic movement restricted the less efficient the neuromuscular protective reflexes become. Small muscles in the feet that are best used for finer movements are forced to manage weight bearing and impact forces because the larger muscle in the lower leg have not been activated sufficiently. As a result the smaller foot muscles become overworked and the larger muscles in the lower leg lose functional robustness due to under use. This is especially true for feet that are routinely insulated by enclosed footwear.
BioPods incorporate adjustable Reflex Catalyst Pods that exert gentle variable upward pressure to the center of each foot's arch area to safely stimulate your natural protective reflex mechanisms. These mechanisms are responsible for the creation and maintenance of optimal neuromuscular mechanics through the feet, legs, hips, and back. When muscle function is balanced, the smaller muscles in the feet are no longer required to overwork and, therefore, do not become sore and tired.
BioPods provide a “spring-like” variable stimulus under the center of your arches that continually engages and optimizes your body’s protective reflexes. You’ll feel a unique and pleasant sensation as the BioPods deliver the varied stimulus intensity required for Optimal Protective Reflex function from the ground up.
Soft Tissue Adaptation Phase
When using BioPods for the first time, the body's neuromuscular systems will undergo a Soft Tissue Adaptation Phase as the feet, legs, hips, and back respond to BioPods’ stimulus. As with any neuromuscular muscle training, the Soft Tissue Adaptation Phase takes approximately 6-8 weeks for most individuals but can take longer for those sufferers noted below. During this period, it is normal to experience transitory twinges or tightness in various areas at different times. It is during this period that latent historical scar tissue or fibrosis may become noticeable in the form of soreness. Seek advice from medical professionals who specialize in soft tissue mobilization, as noted below, if soreness persists.
BioPods do not treat already damaged tissue, such as scar tissue or fibrosis that has been caused by trauma or maladaptation related degenerative stresses from poor foot mechanics and function. Damaged tissues can be treated by a medical professional with complementary conventional mobilization therapies such as ultrasound, deep tissue massage, A.R.T. (Active Release Technique), or Graston Technique, as appropriate.
RECOMMENDATION for sufferers of chronic myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, plantar fibrosis, or multiple trigger points:
It may take longer to adapt to BioPods’ stimulus. It is possible that enough inelastic scar tissue or fibrosis has developed to cause transient pain or “sticking points” that will reveal themselves during the Soft Tissue Adjustment Phase. In these instances, a medical professional can apply a regime of complementary soft tissue mobilization therapies such as ultrasound, deep tissue massage, A.R.T. (Active Release Technique), Graston Technique, etc., to break down the scar tissue or fibrosis and restore elasticity to the soft tissues for full mobility.
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