Do Orthotics Work?
Back pain doesn’t always start with the back. That’s a fact that surprises a lot of patients who have been focused on treating only one area of their body for a long time. Posture, the way you walk, and your feet can all contribute to pain in other areas of the body. While chiropractic treatments can help, you need the right support each time you get on your feet and move around.
Just like the rest of your body, your feet may go through significant changes as you age. Think of your feet as shock absorbers for the rest of your body. When they aren’t working as they should, each step creates an impact that travels all the way up your spine. Poor arch support over several years can lead to a breakdown that travels from the joints in the foot to the spine; leading to joint pain.
Over time, this impact can cause chronic pain and lasting damage. I’ve discovered that the best way to combat this is with the help of customized orthotics.
Why Dr. Jason Harrison Recommends Orthotics
Orthotics are specialized inserts that are designed to compensate for weak points along the bottom of the foot. Also known as spinal stabilizers, orthotics work by supporting and reinforcing the ball of the foot, the heel of the foot, and the medial and lateral arches. This correctly distributes the impact of walking and running which reduces biomechanical imbalances to the ankles, knees, hips, and spine.
Dr. Harrison has been using Foot Levelers for over a decade and recommends them for many of his patients. The company has been around for over six decades and are experts at customizing orthotics. Foot Leveler inserts can be customized for shoes, boots, heels, and even sandals. Customized orthotics help with many conditions, including:
- Flat or depleted arches
- High or poorly supported arches
- Ankle pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
Orthotics can come in 3 levels of padding depending on the type of support needed and the shoes being worn. Dr. Harrison believes it is a good idea to own more than one pair. This allows you to wear them consistently, which is important when they are needed for corrective reasons.
Improve the Quality of Your Life with Custom Orthotics
Imagine sleeping every single night without a pillow. Then, one day you try sleeping with the most comfortable pillow possible. This is what it’s like when you go from never wearing orthotics to using custom-made inserts.
Listen to what one of Dr. Jason Harrison’s patients says about his new orthotics:
At MaxLife Chiropractic, our main goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients. We focus on the pain and its cause; which means taking a head-to-toe approach to treatment. Orthotic inserts are a great tool that can improve your quality of life and help you move comfortably, no matter what activity you are doing.
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