Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems. It is important to understand the impact on your body with each step. A small problem in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.
Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.
Remember, if you are experiencing any discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints, the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.
Our Doctors of Chiropractic prescribe custom orthotics to their patients for various symptoms. Many medical conditions often stem from a biomechanical gait abnormality that can be treated with custom orthotics. Some common ailments related to poor foot biomechanics include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Runner’s Knee
- Sacroiliac Syndrome
Orthotics are often covered by your extended health insurance plan. We recommend referring to your benefits booklet or website provided by your employer to determine your coverage.