Custom Orthotics: Pain Relief from the Ground Up
Do your feet, hips and lower back hurt no matter what you do? Your feet are the body’s foundation; if the arches on your feet are not properly supported, your entire body is susceptible to experiencing pain and discomfort. In fact, without effective arch support, every step you take causes trauma to the spine. This trauma is intensified when jogging, running, hiking or engaging in other athletic activities. Our McMurray chiropractor offers customized orthotics to provide you with the support you need to live an active, pain-free life.
How Orthotics Help from Our McMurray Chiropractor
Are you in pain due to uneven arches? The pain might not even be in your feet. You could be experiencing discomfort in your leg, knee, hip, neck or another part of your body due to a lack of sufficient stabilization in the arches.
If you can answer “yes” to any of the following, you may be a good candidate for Foot Levelers: standing or walking on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours daily; regular participation in any physical sport; a prior injury to the knees, back or neck; shoes that wear unevenly; pain when standing, walking or running; one of your legs is shorter than the other; knock knees or bow legs; bunions, corns or flat feet; or feet that “toe out” when you’re walking. If you answered “yes” to one or more of these conditions, our McMurray may recommend customized orthotics to correct these problems.
Why Custom Orthotics?
Our feet have more than 33 joints, 26 bones, and hundreds of tendons and ligaments. A one-size-fits-all-approach will not provide sufficient support. Over-the-counter orthotics options can even make some conditions like plantar fasciitis worse. Should the orthotics overcorrect a single arch, this overcorrection just shifts the pain and discomfort from one part of the body to another.
Custom orthotics are different. Because they are made specifically for your body’s unique needs, they will not “over-correct” and cause an even bigger problem. Instead, orthotics enhance the body’s performance from the ground up. By correctly supporting the arches and stabilizing the spine, the feet are balanced and the pelvis properly aligned. Without this support, the pelvis will tilt, the shoulders drop, the knees rotate and the arches drop. Customized orthotics can help fix this imbalance and relieve pressure and strain on the joints.
Foot Levelers Orthotics
Foot Levelers includes the “3 Arch Advantage” for maximum support of all three arches. This support creates a strong, solid foundation for the entire body. At heel strike, the heel pad absorbs damaging heel-strike shock; at mid-stance, your feet are supported with variable firmness and flexibility; and at toe off, you are propelled forward, which reduces fatigue.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has endorsed the entire line of Foot Levelers thanks to their superior performance for foot stabilization and pain relief. Our McMurray chiropractor has substantial experience fitting patients for orthotics. We ensure a perfect fit the first time for maximum pain relief. For more information on orthotics, call (724) 941-5805 today!