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Edmonton Chiropractor Explains Custom Foot Orthotics
by Dr. Dean Collins
Your feet form the foundation of your entire skeleton. They support you during standing, walking, and running. If one of the arches in your feet become unstable and out of its normal alignment, it creates instability and misalignments in the joints above the feet including the knees, hips, and entire spine. This creates extra stress on the joint and soft tissue structures around the joint (muscles, ligaments, and nerves) which can lead to postural problems, foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, low back and neck pain, and even osteoarthritis.
Placing an insert into your shoes that is custom made (custom foot orthotic) to support and realign your arches in your feet, helps to support, stabilize, and realign all of the joints above the feet. This reduces the stress and load on your joints and spine, keeping the joints healthier, and creating better posture.
Chiropractors often prescribe orthotics during your treatment plan to help improve better body alignment (posture) while they are adjusting you. The adjustments realign the joints in your body and the orthotics help to hold the adjustments. This helps to speed up your healing time and helps to prevent future health problems.
The custom foot orthotics we use in our office are manufactured by a company called Foot Levelers. In fact, the orthotics are called Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers because they are custom-made to stabilize your spine and pelvis by correcting the specific imbalances in your feet.
Custom Foot Orthotics can help you with the following:
Click on the Foot Levelers logo below for more detailed information