How Custom Orthotics Can Help With Lower Back Pain
If you have foot, knee, hip or back pain, chances are you’ve been told that custom orthotics could provide you relief. The feet are our one point of connection with the ground and hold up our entire musculoskeletal system. Taking good care of your feet is an investment in body wellness. So how do custom orthotics offer relief for lower back pain?
Custom orthotics are made especially for the shape of your foot. Your posture, gait ,and foot shape are all examined so that we can design a custom orthotic to suit your body and your lifestyle. Orthotics realign the body by changing the way your feet interact with the ground. This produces a knock on effect, which can alter your posture, which can then alleviate the lower back pain you suffer as a result of your body compensating for the way the feet interact with the ground.
Pronated Feet and Ankles
Pronated is a fancy word that just means rolling inward. If you have feet and ankles that pronate you likely have flat feet or a very high arch that may compromise your posture. Custom orthotics support and improve the functioning of feet. Like any other prescription, to be effective, your orthotics must be worn every day. Regular wear provides support and a gentle repositioning of the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet. You may feel some discomfort initially as your body realigns itself and gets used to interacting with the ground in a new way. This sensation usually adjusts itself after several weeks of wearing the orthotics regularly.
Drug-Free, Non Invasive intervention
The link between feet and lower back pain has been widely documented. The great news about custom orthotics is that they offer a solution that requires no surgery, prescription drugs or recovery time. When you use custom orthotics to improve your alignment, posture, and gait, you give your body the time it needs to heal those soft tissues in the lower back that may have been suffering for years. If you have a job that requires you to stand for extended periods of time, custom orthotics can provide relief that will not interfere with your lifestyle but may significantly improve it.
If you suffer from lower back pain, and many of us do for various reasons, custom orthotics may be the first step towards reducing your pain and getting you back on your feet - literally. Our team at Chiro-Med Rehab Centre is ready to help you manage your lower back pain and treat the symptoms using custom orthotics. Contact us today for more info.
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