Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.
If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
It’s a Chain Reaction!
Healthcare professionals like, Alexandria-Arlington VA Chiropractor, Dr. Leslie Holcombe, knows alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine that is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. See? It’s a chain reaction.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
The Arlington Chiropractor at, Jefferson Spine & Injury Center uses a state-of-the-art digital foot scanner that measures foot imbalances that indicate posture imbalances, and recommend appropriate footwear that will help relieve low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle/foot pain that results from spinal misalignment, as well as speed the patients' return to spinal wellness. Note the asymmetry between images of the two feet to the right: the one on the right shows that this patient's left foot is bearing most of its share of the body's weight on the left side of the foot.
Orthotics Can Help More Than You Think
Your body is an interconnected system of specialized parts, and the support structure which holds everything together is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be contributing to your overall postural balance. If you’re having pain or discomfort in a specific area of your body— anywhere from your feet to your neck— click on the link(s) below nearest to your area of pain to learn how custom-made orthotics may help bring you long-term relief.
Chronic Neck Pain
Lower Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Taking Care of Kids' Posture
Sports Injuries and Performance