Custom Foot Orthotics Could Put Your Spine Back on Track to Wellness
Orthotics – or shoe inserts – aren’t only for people with bad arches. Beyond providing arch support, custom orthotics are intended to restore balance, provide better shock absorption, and facilitate proper movement, which affects the entire body. Using orthotics while walking, jogging, or playing sports can alleviate multiple pain problems originating in the feet.
There are 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles in your foot. They all need to be working together to absorb your body’s weight and support your movements. How you plant your feet and how they support your bodyweight has a profound effect on the health and stability of your spine.
If you’re someone whose back pain can be linked to your feet, you may want to learn more about the potential benefits of custom foot orthotics. The helpful, professional staff at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO is here to help you explore them. Our custom Sole Support orthotics have created real results for our patients.
What do orthotics do?
Think of your feet as the foundation of your body, like you might think of tires on a car or the basement of a home. Having support at the very bottom of your body leads to better support all the way up. Orthotics can be used to reduce:
- Lower back pain;
- Knee pain;
- Hip pain;
- Spinal shift;
- Ankle pain.
This is particularly true for people with flat feet or excessive pronation. Orthotics improve biomechanical function, provide stronger positioning, and reduce the stress placed on other parts of the body. Ensuring support means better spinal health, which has a range of benefits for overall wellness. Each supported step you take means mitigating the impact to your body and spine.
How can a chiropractor help?
Chiropractic is a holistic, individualized treatment system intended to improve long-term health. This often includes spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes, including exercise. But exercising improperly won’t help you at all. This is where custom orthotics come in. Custom foot orthotics provide individualized support to deal with your particular balance and stability issues. This ensures chiropractic adjustments have a lasting effect and lifestyle changes can be adopted without hindrance.
A trained chiropractor will work to pinpoint your problem. They’ll discuss where you’re experiencing pain and examine your feet for any asymmetry. They’ll also check your foot posture.
Sole Support custom orthotics are designed to match each patient’s weight, foot flexibility, and activity level. Plus, they come with a lifetime warranty that will replace your orthotics free of charge, so you know they’re not just a Band-Aid solution! Your chiropractor will be a partner in maintaining long-term wellness, which includes exercise with proper foot support.
Orthotics can do so much more than alleviate foot pain. Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO will help you find custom orthotics to fit your needs, to help alleviate stress being put on your spine and critical joints. Contact us today to setup a free consultation or learn more about the revolutionary Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program we use to assess your spine and posture.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.