Find Pain Relief with Orthotics from Your Chiropractor
Spinal alignment requires the full cooperation of the body, from your head to your feet. When your feet do not articulate themselves correctly, it can affect your posture and your comfort. If you are suffering from back, knee, or foot pain due to misaligned feet, orthotics may be the solution that supports your foot and enhances your comfort level overall.
Shoe Inserts vs. Orthotics
Orthotics are a custom device that fits into your shoes to provide additional support for your feet. They should not be confused with standard shoe inserts, which are also worn inside the shoe. However, inserts are not customized to the precise foot of the wearer; therefore, their benefits are more limited. Inserts come in standard styles such as arch supports, heel liners, and insoles.
Orthotics are designed to fit your foot to eliminate imbalances that affect your comfort and health overall. These inserts are biomechanical medical devices created to re-align the foot.
Orthotics and Low Back Pain
Low back pain costs at least $50 billion in healthcare costs in the U.S. every year. One cause of low back pain is feet that roll inwards while walking, known as pronated feet. This problem creates a knock-kneed stance, which leads to imbalances in the entire kinetic chain.
Pronated feet can put undue pressure on the hip joint, destabilizing the pelvis and impacting spinal alignment. A misaligned spine can affect nearly any system of the body. By restoring balance to the feet, you can also eradicate associated pain from the toes all the way up to the neck.
Orthotics Customized to Your Feet and Needs
Orthotics can be used alone or as part of a more comprehensive spinal health program. The professional team at Coates Chiropractic creates custom orthotics to provide patients another avenue to pursue health and wellness.
If you are experiencing pain due to pronated feet, Coates Chiropractic can help. Schedule your consultation with us today at 403-343-7898.