Your feet are the foundation of your body and provide the base of the lower kinetic chain. They support you when you stand, walk, or run and help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, ligments, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
The foot is constructed with three arches. When these arches are properly maintained, they 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.
Dr. Carradine knows that alleviating pain in one part of your body may require 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 or misalignement in your feet. When the foot pronates due to flattening or reduction of the arch in the foot, it can cause an internal rotation of of the knee and leg, which can cause anterior pelvic tilt, which can cause hyperextension of the lumbar spine and create problems all the way up to the neck and jaw areas.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, custom fitted orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Our custom fitted orthotics compliment your treatment whenever you stand, walk, and live your active life.
Our custom fitted orthotics have also proven beneficial in the treatment of heel spurs, plantar fascitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, bunions, hammer toes, corns, Mortons Neuroma, metatarsalgia, knee pain, as well as low back pain and other spinal problems. Find out if custom orthotics can help you! Call 330-758-4446 today.