Custom Foot Orthotics
Custom orthotics are a wonderful way to maintain proper foot structure and help with issues related to posture and alignment. Some of these issues include but are not limited to: bunions, plantar fasciitis, chronic ankle sprains, osteoarthritis, and pain in the toes, feet, ankles, knees, hips and back.
The feet are the foundation for the body. There are 26 bones in each foot, together they make up a quarter of all the bones in our body. Most people don’t realize that these bones should fit together to form three arches and those arches support the biomechanical integrity of the whole body. Improper position of the foot bones causes the arches to drop resulting in poor foot function, which puts excess pressure on certain parts of the foot, knees and body. This negatively affects our strength and posture and weakens the body’s ability to deal with the shock forces generated by walking and running. When this happens it can cause new problems and contributes to existing issues. Stabilizing orthotics realign the bones of the foot, restore natural foot function and redistribute body weight correctly to remove pressure from the back, hips, knees and feet. Custom orthotics also protect the body by blocking the aberrant foot motions that contribute to degeneration, also known as osteoarthritis, of the joints in the feet, knees, hips and spine.
Optimal foot structure and support are important for everyone, whether the spectator, casual walker or extreme athlete. Our orthotics are custom made to your individual foot to create a balanced and symmetrical foundation. A comprehensive examination and fitting are done to determine your specific needs based on your current presentation and activities. Unlike the rigid, hard plastic orthotics, all of our orthotics are soft and flexible to comfortably move with your foot. Many different options are available when it comes to our personalized orthotics. There are partial and full-length orthotics to accommodate all varieties of shoes allowing them to be worn daily for maximum efficacy. There are even specialty versions for running shoes, golf shoes, cleats and work boots.
Custom orthotics take your health to a new level and are a great investment in your overall health and well-being! Call Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness at 630-357-0100 to schedule your orthotic evaluation today!