Starting from the ground up – How your feet may be the cause of your pain:
Our feet are the most abused parts of our bodies, absorbing forces generated simply by our body weight and gravity as well as more intense actions like sports and exercise. In order to take care of your feet, you need to support them!
Your feet are the foundation of your body. When your feet don’t get proper support from your footwear, simple activities like walking and running can cause stress and fatigue to your muscles and joints. This results in pain and poor performance. Other conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, hip pain and knee pain can all be a result of unsupported feet.
To keep your feet and body balanced, custom orthotics may be recommended. Although there are many over-the-counter options, they may not be the best option for your feet, as they are mass-produced and typically address only one of the arches in your feet. There are actually three arches in each of our feet, and everyone’s feet are different. This means one orthotic cannot support all feet. Custom orthotics are designed to your specific foot imbalances in order to properly support all three of your arches.
Orthotics aren’t the only remedy to keeping your feet and body in balance. To ensure better posture, support and overall performance, you should consider including chiropractic adjustments into your lifestyle. Your chiropractor will address underlying structural imbalances to help keep your body in balance!
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-Dr Lindsay M. Engl, D.C.