In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, answers this interesting question about the relationship between your feet and head. This is a question that most people don’t ask themselves. The feet and head are the furthest distance from each other on the body. So, you may wonder how your feet cause headaches?

Your feet are your base of support. They are your FOUNDATION. And when your foundation isn’t stable, this can severely affect your posture. As a result, this kind of instability can lead to various issues with your ankles, knees, hips, and back, leading all the way up to your head. Studies indicate that flat feet, for example, can be a major cause of severe headaches and even migraine headaches. In fact, experts agree that at least 25% of migraine headaches are caused by the body’s misalignment.

With every step we take, our entire body weight is supported and carried by our feet. If you have flat feet, you’re likely to be rolling inward with each step. When this happens your muscles are working harder and longer to keep your body stable. When foot structure is out of balance, the muscles in the lower limbs end up contracting or… tightening from tension, for extended periods of time. These overloaded and overworked muscles then produce signals that can overwhelm the brain.

If you experience headaches it may be due to your feet. Listen to today’s program to find out more about this interesting topic. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem Dr. Reminga can help.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.