We take our feet for granted, but they are complex structures – each having 26 bones and 33 joints that hold them together with 20 different muscles and more than 100 ligaments. It is hardly surprising over a lifetime of use, carrying our body’s weight all day, every day that things can go wrong with our feet!
While women are more likely to suffer from foot pain because of wearing high heels or pointed-toe footwear, almost anyone can experience this – and associated pain elsewhere in the body, at any time in their lives.
There are a number of common foot problems that affect the heel, arch or toes of the foot causing improper foot function. During normal walking, some people’s feet roll in or out too much. You may have noticed that the heels of your shoes are beginning to wear unevenly, with the outside edge wearing down more than the inside, (or vice-versa), and this is a good indicator of incorrect foot motion.
Orthotics Can Help
Many do not realize the seriousness of what can begin as a minor inconvenience or a little soreness in the foot arch or heel and tend to ‘put up with it’ rather than consult their Chiropractor. However, if left untreated, these problems can escalate and lead to imbalances and pain elsewhere in the body.
If you begin to suffer from pain in your ankles, shins, knees, hips or lower back, the cause may be in your feet! Taking early action makes problems much easier and quicker to resolve, so please call us on 01962 861188 to arrange an initial consultation today – it could be the best step you ever took!
At Bradford House Chiropractic Clinic, we use the TOG Gaitscan system to analyse the way you stand and walk. If you have been suffering from pain in your feet (or in the ankles, knees, hips or lower back), the Gaitscan provides your Chiropractor with invaluable information about any abnormalities in the way that pressure is distributed on the sole of your foot. This, coupled with his skilled evaluation of the biomechanics of your foot’s function will enable him to prescribe Orthotic insoles custom-made for you.
How Do Orthotic Insoles Work?
- Orthotic Insoles fit inside your shoe and support your foot in the correct position throughout the day. This has the effect of putting things back into balance and taking the strain off joints higher up in the body where you may have been experiencing pain.
- Your Orthotic inserts can be used in more than one pair of shoes, so you can swap them over when you change your shoes.
- You may need more than one set as a different design will be needed for wear in sandals, sports shoes or ‘dressy’ evening shoes.
- Orthotics need to be worn all the time that you are on your feet during the day.
It is important that you get advice from your Chiropractor on the correct Orthotic insole for you rather than buy an ‘off the peg’ set. We supply TOG Orthotics, custom made specifically for your particular problem.
Dependent on the cause of pain in your case, pain relief when wearing a correctly fitting set of Orthotic insoles can be immediate – so please don’t suffer unnecessarily, call Bradford House Chiropractic today on 01962 861188 and find out whether Orthotics could be the answer in your case.