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What are custom foot orthotics?

Foot orthotics are inserts that support or correct the alignment of the foot to reduce strain and stress on your body.

Sore Feet

We will walk around the planet four times in our lifetime, so it is of little wonder why many people suffer from sore feet. Many conditions such as heel pain, pain at the ball of your foot, bunions, numbness in your toes and arch pain can all be attributed to the way your foot works. The way your feet interact with the ground has an impact on how the joints work and how the muscles and tendons in your feet are pulled. Other factors such as lifestyle, activity level, body weight, heredity and footwear are all contributing factors to sore feet. However, supporting your feet in a better position can reduce the strain on the structures of the foot and reduce your discomfort. Orthotics in combination with the right shoes can greatly improve your comfort level by providing more support and cushioning to your feet.

Back Pain

As in architecture, if the foundation is not stable, the structure above can suffer. Your feet are your base of support for the rest of the body. If your feet are out of alignment, it leads to improper balance throughout the spine and pelvis. This can result in excessive strain on the joints and muscles and cause discomfort in the lower back. An imbalance of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot function and results in rotation of the legs. This rotation can affect the knees, hips and back. By putting the feet in a better position, it reduces the rotation of the legs and the strain on the joints and muscles. Custom orthotic devices are made to address your specific issues and realign your feet to improve your lower back pain.

Knee pain

The knee is an important joint for moving us through life and when it is sore, we can suffer in many aspects of daily function. Activities like walking, running, climbing and even sitting can cause great discomfort. Knee pain is commonly described as a general discomfort of the inner knee area, aggravated by activity, or by prolonged sitting. The kneecap is normally pulled over the end of the thighbone in a straight line by the thigh muscles. Patients with knee pain frequently have abnormal racking of the kneecap toward the outer side of the thigh. This slightly off kilter pathway allows the undersurface of the kneecap to grate along the bone causing chronic inflammation and pain. Females, people who are knock-knee and people with flat feet are more prone to discomfort. All of these factors lead to abnormal pull of muscles and strain on the surrounding joints. Reducing pain in the knee is related to repositioning the foot into a better supportive position. Orthotic devices in conjunction with proper footwear and chiropractic adjustments are the solution to improving the alignment of the feet and reducing the pain in the knees.