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Do you need orthotics?

January 31, 2019

Your feet are the foundations of your body and then they are out of alignment, excess strain is being placed on your joints. Many of the aches, pains and injuries common to exercising can gradually be eliminated with the proper orthotic support. Those who benefit from orthoics are many including people with plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and high arches. Plantar Fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation. Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure. Painful progressive flatfoot, otherwise known as tibialis posterior tendonitis or adult-acquired flatfoot, refers to inflammation of the tendon of the tibialis posterior. This condition arises when the tendon becomes inflamed, stretched, or torn. Left untreated, it may lead to severe disability and chronic pain. People are predisposed to tibialis posterior tendonitis if they have flat feet or an abnormal attachment of the tendon to the bones in the midfoot. Orthotics that are custom made support and realign the body to gently lift the arch into its proper position. Custom orthoics are available in our office and even some insurances cover the cost. If you are experiencing any foot pain or the above mentioned problems please call to make an appointment today.

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