Custom-made, comfortable foot insoles to relieve back pain and foot conditions
What are Custom Foot Orthotics?
The feet are the foundation of the body. Maintaining proper function of the feet will allow the rest of the body to perform as it should. For many people, pain that is felt in the back, the knees or hips, even as far up as the neck, can be traced back to a problem that originates in our feet. For example, a simple tendency towards the feet rolling inward as we walk, which often happens in association with weakness in the arches of our feet, can have profound effects on the rest of the body. The lower leg (tibia) and upper leg (femur) will start to rotate inward to compensate for what is happening at the feet, thereby causing unusual and often painful stresses at the knees and hips.
Add to this the unleveling that will now occur at the pelvis, the shoulders, and the neck as the body attempts to right itself. Suddenly that simple problem in the feet can be contributing to pain and causing altered biomechanics throughout the rest of the body! In other cases it might be a foot problem like a heel spur, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, metatarsalgia, or other common causes of pain in our feet, that causes us to walk and stand differently because of the pain. Again, this pain-avoidance behaviour can cause undue stress and now pain in the joints of the knees, hips, back, and rest of the body. You should now be able to see that the feet really are the foundation of the body!
Balanced with Orthotics
Your Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to recognize and provide treatment for conditions such as these. Chiropractors specialize in detecting problems that affect your entire body, and can look after your feet as the source of the problem, and any secondary areas of the body that now might be troubling you due to that problem. There are a wide range of treatment options available for your Chiropractor to use in correcting your particular foot problem. These might include adjusting and manipulating the bones of the feet and lower leg, ultrasound and laser to aid in the reduction of pain, inflammation, and swelling, stretches and exercises designed specifically for your condition, and custom-made prescription foot orthotics to correct any structural problems of the feet.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to provide expert care for your painful joint, muscle, spine and body pains. Sports injuries, back and neck pain, sciatica, headaches, and joint pain of the shoulders, elbows, hands and wrists, hips, knees and feet are all conditions that can be helped with Chiropractic care. Call us today to find our how we can help you!