Our feet are the foundations and natural shock absorbers of the body, helping to propel our bodyweight forward via the thousands of steps we take each day. What our feet feel and do, can affect everything else up our body’s locomotory chain from our ankles and knees right the way through our hips to our spine, neck and shoulders.
Therefore, when our feet become imbalanced, for example, by foot deformities such as dropped arches or even excessively high arches, then other areas of the body start to feel abnormal stress and strain as tendons, ligaments and muscles start to become overloaded with our body weight. This will then lead to acute/chronic pain, fatigue and decreased performance at sports and other activities and hobbies.
The good news is that most foot imbalances can be corrected with our prescription orthotics. Orthotics are specialist devices which insert into the shoes and help re-balance structural foot deformities thereby reducing or eliminating these abnormal stresses.
Our prescription orthotics are used to treat a variety of foot problems ranging from heel and arch pain, hammer toes and bunions and even excessive callus formation. They are also used for ankle knee and hip pain because as mentioned before our feet are the foundation of our bodies and what affects us at the base has a knock-on effect in
to other areas.
You may wish to consider prescription orthotics if you have any of the following issues;