Custom Foot Orthotics to Help Your Foot Pain
Our feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. Moreover, they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
How Sports Injuries Affect the Feet and Other Structures
Athletes place grueling, constant demands on their weight-bearing joints, including the numerous joints and supporting tissues of the feet. When your arches succumb to excessive or unnatural strain, you may feel the painful results not only in your feet, but in your ankles, knees, and lower back as well. That’s when chiropractic orthotics from Back In Action Wellness Center can make all the difference in your ability to compete.
Why it is Vital to Tend to Your Orthotic Needs
Normally, the arches of the normally distribute your body weight to minimize strain on the feet and other weight-bearing joints. Unfortunately, the arches themselves are not always normal in construction. High arches (over supination) or flat feet (overpronation) can cause stress and inflammation in the plantar fascia, the tissue that supports the arch’s shape. The result is a painful overuse injury called plantar fasciitis. Untreated arch imbalances can also place abnormal stress on the knee, hip, or ankle structures.
Orthotics Care at Back In Action Wellness Center
Dr. Varsovia Santoliva can restore balance to unbalanced arches through the use of orthotics. These shoe inserts conform to your individual feet, providing the right degree of cushioning in the right areas to normalize your weight distribution and ease the strain on your arches. These corrections can also help to straighten out your posture, reducing low back pain, knee pain, hip pain, and other common sports afflictions.