We all learned a little bit about how our bodies function back when we were in school, but we may need a crash course to help bring us back up to date.
Let's refresh our memories on the mechanics of movement in our bodies!
This is an overview and, in essence, an oversimplification - but keep this as food for thought to better understand the mechanics of movement!
THE SKELETAL & MUSCULAR SYSTEMS
When talking about the body, we have to start with the skeleton, of course.
Our skeletons provide us with structure and strength.
Ligaments hold us together by connecting bones to bones at our joints.
Our muscles define our body’s shape and are our main source of power when moving.
We also have tendons that connect our muscles to our bones.
When we move our arms and legs, our muscles work together - flexing and relaxing in opposition.
For example, in our upper arms, the biceps and triceps counter each other.
When flexing the arm, the bicep is contracted while the triceps are relaxed.
The opposite is true when you are not flexing your arm.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
We wouldn't have movement if our nervous system didn’t run the whole show.
In a fraction of a second, your brain fires off messages to the rest of the body to initiate movement.
The nervous system is a massively complex electrical system that allows us to interact with our environment.
WHAT IF THERE ARE FLAWS IN THE SYSTEMS?
What happens when something in these systems fails?
This can lead to the development of
- and calcium deposits on tendons (ie. heel spurs)
Even something as simple as inflammation in one small joint can lead to excruciating and even chronic pain.
The body is a well-oiled machine - but like any machine, it needs care and maintenance. It is imperative to understand why it hurts to move to understand what you can do to remedy the pain.
KEEP THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONING OPTIMALLY
Sometimes, you need an extra kick to help keep pain and infection out of the picture.
The Healing Sole and Well Theory are fantastic tools to keep your machine functioning smoothly!
Our products can help to protect the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, the immune system, and more.
Whether you need to get rid of pain and inflammation, fight off brain-fog, or strengthen your immune system against seasonal viruses, reach for our surgeon-designed products for natural relief.