People are not perfectly symmetrical. Even though your feet may not hurt, they may be contributing to an overall postural imbalance. Feet are often the starting point of pain. An imbalanced foundation can cause muscle and joint problems throughout the entire body. Imbalanced weight bearing on the feet can be directly related to structural dysfunction, which leads to nerve root syndromes such as herniated discs, spinal degeneration, and inflammation. Pain in the knees, hips, back, shoulders, and neck may be caused from an unbalanced ground.
At Duggan Chiropractic we offer custom casting orthotics to assist you in living your life in balance, improve your posture, and the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment. Orthotics are shaped insoles placed inside your shoes with the goal to restore natural foot movement. Orthotics and chiropractic care adjustments together will get life back into your step. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are physical procedures to restore joint mobility, improve function of the nervous system, reduce pain, inflammation, and promote healing. Orthotics not only prolong the benefits of spinal adjustments but absorb shock, reduce biomechanical aches and pains, support athletic performance, daily life activities, and also alleviate complications with other diseases, such as diabetes.
Orthotics assist in making your everyday activities more comfortable, efficient, and restore foot movement naturally. Dr. Duggan will perform the initial casting and diagnostics in office. Your orthotics will be made in a specialty lab by the top orthotic professionals. Orthotics can be made to fit any of your footwear styles; athletic, professional, sandals, women’s heels, etc. The whole process takes about 7-10 days from your initial casting before you have your new orthotics.
Studies have showed significant positive results with combination treatments of chiropractic care and orthotics. Orthotics restore your foot’s posture, and from a balanced foundation allow you to live the life you love. There are 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in each foot. Often we take the complexity of our feet for granted until we experience pain. Orthotics offer flexibility to reduce weight bearing forces and ease for movement. Come see us and correct your foot posture and abnormal walking patterns.
A balanced foundation can improve your overall health. Orthotics create the support, and stability for a healthy foundation. Don’t put off till tomorrow, what your body needs today. For treatment that stands up to the research!