The feet are the foundation of the body. Deficiencies in the feet can result in recurring problems in other areas of the body such, as back pain. While many people may suffer from lower back pain, they may not realize that the cause of their pain may be directly related to their feet and how they walk. Wearing custom orthotics in your shoes can reduce back pain, address other causes of foot pain, and prevent future injuries.
Custom orthotics are foot devices that are made specifically for an individual’s foot to improve foot function and reduce excessive stress and strain. Custom orthotics provide stability, correct body and joint alignment, and allow for optimal foot biomechanics throughout a person’s walking and running pattern.
Chronic back pain is typically due to a musculoskeletal weakness or bone misalignment. These abnormalities lead to improper compensation of body, which causes excessive stress and strain on the body. Some chronic pain is the end result of improper biomechanics. Most biomechanical abnormalities that are found in the knees, ankles, and back can be addressed in the feet.
For more information on custom orthotics and for a solution to foot pain make an appointment today to see one of the doctors at Progressive Foot Care.