Orthotics Provide Support to Reduce Pain and Correct Posture
Shoe inserts arch support technology is used by our chiropractors here at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre to provide safe and efficient care for people whose foot structure problems are causing pain or other problems.
Arch supports constructed according to the exact measurement needed for your particular problem will re-direct energy and provide support needed by the muscular and skeletal structure of your feet. The result? The pain disappears!
Shoe inserts arch support technology is a branch of orthotics. This is the science that conducts research into, and designs, artificial devices such as splints and braces and other supports for problem areas of your body and limbs. If you have flat feet, weak arches, bunions, or are troubled by the frequent formation of calluses and corns, or your feet ache at the end of the day or at the end of the game, it’s time to visit us.
There are Many Problems That Plague the Feet and Cause Pain
Your feet are extremely complex structures composed of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and skin. They also may develop certain disorders that have originated in other parts of the body.
The most obvious symptoms of foot trouble are pain and dysfunction such as limping, favoring one foot or the other, or the inability to put your full weight on the heel, the sole, or the toes.
Foot Pain Can be Due to:
- ill-fitting, inappropriate footwear that cramps your feet
- injuries that keep you from walking well – or walking at all if you can avoid it
- sprains which stretch or tear ligaments (which connect bones)
- congenital misalignments or deformities
- stress fractures of bones in the foot as a result of accidents or overuse while engaging in sports or exercise
How can Foot Problems Endanger Other Parts of Your Body?
Just as foot disorders may originate elsewhere in the body, problems experienced in the feet can cause difficulties in other parts of the body. Foot pain and dysfunction caused by illness, injury, or malformation can force you to modify your gait – the way you walk – and create significant stress on the joints of your legs, hips, and lower spine.
Even without pain, foot dysfunction can cause your whole body to overcompensate, which can lead to back pain and even headache, not to mention the emotional stress of discomfort and limitations in movement that can spread from the feet upward.
Foot problems that affect the control of your balance and your ease of movement will increase your chance of falls and accidents. It also decreases your chances of scoring that winning goal or winning the race! Athletes are very concerned about correcting any foot problems that become apparent, as should everyone.
How can Chiropractic Care Solve Foot Problems?
At the Vancouver Spine Care Centre, we help you overcome foot and ankle problems by first running a number of diagnostic tests:
- We examine your gait and how well your feet function.
- We conduct a physical assessment and may use x-rays to find the underlying cause of your foot problem.
- By palpation and moving your feet and ankles, we can measure any limitations in the range of motion.
With these tests, we can identify what is causing your pain and other problems, and determine the best course of treatment including a referral to a specialist if necessary.
How Do Shoe Inserts Help?
Our chiropractors will provide appropriate adjustments to the feet and other parts of the body to restore function, relieve pain, and reduce or relieve stress on other body structures. As well, we will give you nutritional and lifestyle counseling to help reduce biological and psychological stresses on your body as a whole.
We may also recommend custom shoe inserts and measure you for them to address any misalignments or malformations contributing to your overall foot problems.
If you think shoe inserts arch support technology might help you or a family member, or you want to know more about it, one of our doctors will be happy to talk to you. Call us at 604-873-6029 to ask questions or to request an appointment. You can also e-mail questions to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom shoe inserts – popularly known as “orthotics” – restore balance to your feet and ease your foot problems. Your whole body will thank you.