The hip is a ball and socket joint, and a result, it has great range of motion available to it. With the more common sedentary lifestyle many of us assume today, sometimes we lose the gross range of motion that our hips afford us, and this can cause a number of issues from the neck to the shoulder, all the way to the big toe.
The way we walk can also have a big effect on our structure and biomechanics. Flat feet are not always as bad as they are often made out to be, so it is important to have your gait analyzed by professionals to make sure your feet, ankles and hips and moving as they should when we walk. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles pain, hip, knee, iliotibial band syndrome, can all be linked into how we move and ambulate.