Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. If the arches are not properly supported, it can cause knee, foot, low back, hip, and neck pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.
- Stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours per day
- Participate in physical activities that put stress on your body
- Had a prior injury to your knee, back, or neck
- Had joint pain while standing, walking, or running
- Experience uncomfortable pain while performing daily activities
There is no such thing as the weather causing your pain.
Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. Even if you do not feel foot pain, they could still be the cause of your pain elsewhere in the body. The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress of the body.
- Give your feet the strength to support the weight of your entire body
- Permit sufficient flexibility to accommodate changes in terrain
- Provide momentum for movement
- Absorb shock
- Provides balance and stability
Orthotics can often be prescribed by your chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. We custom make our orthotics to individually fit each patient! This customization is based on your foot scan, height, weight, daily activity level, and shoe style. If you combine orthotics with chiropractic care, you can maximize your benefit. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being from a biomechanical standpoint. Call us at 703-273-2792 or email us at [email protected] to ask about getting your own custom foot orthotic!