The foot has three arches (medial, lateral and transverse) which are supposed to be working together to support all the bones in the feet. Also, the stability of the leg and thigh bones, the hips, pelvis and spine ALL depend on these three arches. When the arches are well supported, it means that the biomechanics are healthy and stress is reduced through the kinematic chain that goes from the feet all the way to the head. But if the arches are not functioning well, the feet will often become painful and tired as well as other parts of the body may also become painful (knees, hips and low back). Many people have arches that are either dropped (pronated) or are too high and rigid (supinated).
When a patient is identified as a candidate for orthotics, they are thoroughly assessed and an orthotic is custom made specifically for their clinical needs. There are different types of custom orthotics that take into account lifestyle such as casual, sports/athletic, dress, soccer, golf. skate, cross-trainer, marathon. Youth orthotics are also available.
When the arches are properly supported with custom orthotics, then all other functions (such as walking, standing and running) become easier and more pain free. Here are some examples of conditions that can be treated with custom orthotics:
- Plantar Fascitis
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Instability (Rolled ankles)
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain/Bone Spurs
- Hip Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Diabetic Foot Problems
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toes
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, custom orthotics can enhance your bodyâ€™s efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
Call us Today! for Orthotics in Burlington to schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss your health issues.