Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to support and realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot. The lab we have partnered with for years is Sole Supports (www.solesupports.com). This lab has a unique approach and product that makes thier custom orthotic stand out from the rest. These arch supports are calibrated for your feet in regards to your weight, activity level and foot flexibility/rigidity. These professionally made supports for surpass what one could by at a self serve kiosk, as they are tailored to the work demands one does. For exemple, a construction worker needs more support than an office worker; a runner needs different support than a sedentary, occasional exercisor, someone with a heavy frame needs different support than someone with a petite fram, etc.
Some of the conditions that may be helped by custom ortotics include: back pain, knee pain, foot pain, arch pain, plantar fascitis, bunions, flat feet, high arches, shin splints, IT band syndrome, patellar tracking dysfunction, and achille tendonitis.
Avid runners may also benefit from custom orthotics even if they aren't curently having foot problems. Arch supports can support the foot and correct over pronation and other foot mechanics, resulting in improved foot propulsion and biomechanics, power and balance. This should all translate to less foot trauma and better running times!
Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress of the body.
Orthotics can often be prescribed by your chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being via a biomechanical standpoint.
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