The way your feet connect with the ground can impact numerous aspects of your musculoskeletal makeup. For instance, wearing flip flops or high heels for long periods of time could result in stress on your joints and tendons, while throwing off your natural alignment.
If you’re experiencing lower back pain, and there is nothing wrong with your back, we’ll take a look at your gait and consider the types of shoes that you wear most often to determine whether you would be a good candidate for orthotics treatment.
There are a number of different types of orthotic inserts that you can wear in your shoes in order to provide additional support for your feet, provide extra shock absorption, and ensure that your ankle is supported throughout the day.
The most common reasons that we may recommend orthotic shoe inserts or custom shoes includes:
- Preventing or correcting foot deformities while relieving the shock that walking can have on your lower back
- Aligning the foot or ankle and providing additional support
- Improving foot or ankle function
- Plantar Fasciitis heel support
However, it’s not always your feet that may be the problem. If, as part of recovery from a serious injury such as a fracture, you require a device that limits movement, orthotics can slowly aid in the realignment of your joint. These orthotics treatments can also ensure that weight is distributed evenly to support a full recovery.
If you’re suffering from a condition that weakens your bone structures, or require a quick recovery, as nutritionists we can concoct a complete wellness plan that includes healthy foods that can support your recovery.