How Custom Orthotics Can Help with Back Pain
Back pain is a common malady and most of the patients who it affects search for treatments or a combination of treatments in order to relieve their pain.
Statistical evidence shows that the majority of the population experience back pain at some point in their lives and on varying degrees.
But did you know that this - sometimes unbearable - back pain you feel can be caused by foot problems and even by your gait? The bottom of the feet is highly sensitive and the way they contact the ground can affect your back to a great extent.
The answer is here. Custom orthotics will basically help you improve your foot posture and function, resulting in favorable outcomes and pain relief.
When Are Custom Orthotics Needed?
First of all, let's have a general look at whom is in need of custom orthotics and will benefit from them.
Among others, when you experience a localized foot pain, an arch/heel pain, a leg/knee pain and hip or back pain or even neck pain, it looks like you suffer from mechanical problems.
Notably, the most common of all foot structural dysfunctions is a pronated foot, meaning that it has a falling arch. In all the above cases you should take your doctor's advice and consider the assistance of custom foot orthotics.
The mechanical properties of foot orthotics will help to ensure the correct positioning of the bones in your feet, ankles, and knees, as well as your muscle performance. Moreover, people who do sports find that custom orthotics help to increase their endurance, strength and performance abilities.
Moreover, it's worth to mention that they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Custom Orthotics' Benefits Regarding Back Pain
To be more specific, a custom orthotic is a device inserted into the shoe, designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. This will correct any abnormal posture or way of walking, which is very important for your back.
What they actually do is reducing the stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into a proper alignment. It can be used to adjust and even out the contact between the foot and the ground, or to distribute the weight laterally, always depending on the patient and the problem.
Feet are the foundation of the body and their condition can highly affect the back, or even the whole body, as their bad condition is possible to lead to a domino effect and cause various health problems.
Orthotics help to treat any back injuries, including soreness. When you suffer from foot-related abnormal biomechanics, correcting them can alleviate the back pain. Experts also say that orthotics could be the answer to curing leg and knee.
Last but not least, they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Back pain is tough and can change your life by intruding into your job, your activities, and even significantly change your mood. Hopefully, though, it is something that you can treat!
If you suffer from back pain or experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, or if you need more details about our custom orthotics product, please contact us.
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