Did you know that many aches and pains throughout your body can be traced to your feet? At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius near Lake Norman, we can make custom orthotics right in our office, using the latest in high-tech software.
A digital scanner is used on the feet to determine where underlying problems may be hiding. We then send this information electronically to Foot Levelers, who can design a custom-made orthotic for your foot. Even if your feet are pain-free, they may be contributing to your body’s postural balance. If you are feeling pain in a specific area of your body, foot orthotics can help treat your condition and ease your pain.
Foot Levelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are orthotics designed specifically for you and can be inserted in sandals and shoes to improve your overall spinal health. Foot Levelers was founded by a chiropractor, Dr. Monte Greenawalt, and has manufactured custom-made orthotics for more than six decades.
The human body is an interconnected system of specialized and specific parts, held together by tendons, bones, ligaments and muscles. The feet are the foundation of the body. Like with any well-designed structure, the body’s foundation should be balanced so it can support weight above it. If the one or both of the arches in your feet collapse, it can lead to problems. That’s because your body is not receiving enough postural support – and that can lead to an imbalance in the skeletal frame.
At Lakeside Sports, digital scanners help Dr. Jennifer Lidstrom and her staff design care plans revolving around postural support. Foot Levelers can help anyone achieve positive results and pain reduction, from kids and teenagers to senior citizens.
The body is like a kinetic chain. If abnormal movements occur at one joint, they can negatively impact movements at other joints. This means that problems with your feet can lead to problems elsewhere in the body, even up through your spine. The foot forms with three individual arches, creating a supportive vault. Supporting these three arches leads to better stability and improved postural integrity. The right spinal pelvic stabilizers, with the proper fit, help support feet and control excessive and unwanted movements that can be harmful and place unwanted stress on the body. Like in your car, better shock absorption decreases repetitive stress on muscles and joints, which allows smoother function and fewer arthritic symptoms.
Spinal pelvic stabilizers represent long-term, and less expensive, treatment for many functional and structural problems. Foot Levelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers orthotics work to support feet by employing three phases of the walking cycle – the heel strike, toe-off and mid-stance. These can vary depending on how active you are.
At Lakeside, we can help you select the best orthotics to reduce pain and make everyday life easier. Foot scans show you how your arches are holding up, where there may be issues that need to be addressed and whether you are a candidate for orthotics. Scans to determine how well supported your feet are can be completed in just a few minutes. The scans allow the staff at Lakeside to determine whether imbalances are leading to problems throughout your body – from hips and knees to the lower back.
The digital scan also can detect areas of abnormal pressure, which often reveal an improper or imbalanced distribution of weight between the feet. That could mean you are suffering from fatigue in of one your foot’s three arches.
Remember, the feet serve as the foundation of your spinal pelvic structure. Fallen arches or misalignments in the feet can lead to pain, either now or in the future, in the knees, hips, back and neck. In fact, many who suffer from lower back pain can trace that pain to feet that are not poorly supported. Don’t let your feet cause you pain, prevent you from walking or exercising – and living an active and healthy life. To get a scan to determine if your feet need help, contact Lakeside Sports today to make an appointment.Your feet, in fact your whole body, will thank you!
Here is a list of common conditions that foot orthotics can help.
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Arch Pain
- Flat Feet/Fallen Arches
- Pronation & Shoe wear
- Heel Spurs
- Tired/Aching Feet
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Knee Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Shin Splints