What are Foot Orthotics?
The average person walks approximately 1000 miles every year! Each step puts as much as one and a half times a person’s body weight on the feet. When something goes wrong and walking becomes painful, it is critical to correct the problem immediately. Not only is foot pain uncomfortable, it can also dramatically affect the functioning of the knees, hips, and back. For many, foot pain means missing out on the life they want to live. Diagnosing and fixing the problem is essential to live a normal, pain-free life.
Foot orthotics are custom-made footwear inserts that correct irregular walking patterns as well as help balance the body from uneven postures and properly distribute the body’s weight throughout. Foot orthotics reduce pain and prevent the occurrence or worsening of foot deformities. By providing pelvic stabilization, they also provide support, relieve pressure on certain problem areas of the foot, and improve the biomechanical function of the foot and lower body. For many, foot orthotics are the difference between a life of pain and limited movement and one filled with normal activity.
Our Approach to Treatment
At Atlantic Medicine & Wellness, our Chiropractic team provides a complimentary digital foot scan that assists in mapping a patient’s foot and the body’s imbalances. The proper pair of stabilizers will be determined by a patient’s unique needs and the doctor’s recommendations.
Custom-made inserts can then be used to treat heel pain and plantar fasciitis, arch pain, bunions, sprains, pain caused by running and other athletic activities, pain related to diabetes, and pain caused by the changes that occur in our bodies as we grow older. Orthotic shoes or insoles reposition the structure of the foot to optimize its function and reduce the risk of injury. Foot orthotics also assist in increasing functional athletic performance, aiding in proper balance and prevent fatigue.
We are here to help
Find treatment for any discomfort related to foot orthotics with the help of our dedicated staff and specialists at Atlantic Medicine & Wellness Center! Contact us today to learn more or call 732-655-6154 to schedule your appointment with one of our NJ chiropractors.