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Foot Conditions – Orthotics Vancouver
Some Conditions Which Can Be Helped By Foot Orthotics
- Definition: Pain in the lower section of spine and surrounding muscles.
- Symptoms: Achy, sore and tight lower back muscle. Mainly come with standing, walking or running.
- Causes: One of the causes of lower back pain which usually goes undetected by doctors is flat feet or high arched feet.
- Solution: Short term solution is to treat the symptoms of lower back by your chiropractor using chiropractic adjustment. The long therm solution, orthotics, is to resolve and correct the cause using foot orthotics vancouver.
- Definition: Lower back pain initiated from buttock or gluteal muscles which radiates to lower spine or thighs.
- Symptoms: Pain around lower spine and muscle of lower back.
- Causes: Flat feet or high arched feet which creates imbalance in the lower body that leads to gluteal and piriformis muscles and causes irritation of sciatic nerve. excessive pronation or supination of feet.
- Solution: Custom foot orthotics to correct and balance the arch height.
- Definition: This is a fascia which connects the patella or knee cap to the outside of pelvic bones.
- Symptoms: Pain on the side of the thighs near the knees. Sometimes around the knee cap or on the outsides of one or both knees.
- Causes: Over pronation, over supination,and or flat feet. Running downhills exacerbates this condition.
- Solution: Correcting the faulty foot’s bio mechanics, using custom foot orthotics vancouver.
- Definition: Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a term used to describe pain at the front of the knee from the patella or kneecap.
- Causes: Flat feet or high arches cause rotation of leg bone which will stress the knee and the ligaments holding the knee joint together.
- Solution: Correcting the flat or high arches and the resulting pronation or supination via foot orthotics.
Chondromalacia Patella: (Runner’s knee)
- Chondromalacia patella is the softening and breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that lines the underside of the kneecap (patella). It is a common cause of anterior knee pain.
- The condition is more common in females. It can be related to the abnormal position of the knee.
The knee cap (patella) sits over the front of your knee joint. As you bend or straighten your knee, the underside of the patella glides over the bones that make up the knee.
Shin Splints: (Anterior and Medial)
Heel Spure Syndrome:
HEEL PAIN – Plantar Fasciitis: Probably the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia muscle or band of tissue under the foot and arch becomes inflamed causing heel pain which may radiate into the foot. The pain can be sharp at times. Pain is worse first thing in the morning but eases off only to gradually get worse later on. This is secondary to flat feet.
HEEL PAIN – Heel Spur: Heel pain caused from heel spur is similar to plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a calcification of the tendon and a growth inside the heel where the plantar fascia attaches. Symptoms are similar to plantar fasciitis but a heel spur can be present without pain and vice versa. This pain can be sharp all day and it is secondary to flat feet.
HEEL PAIN – Heel Bursitis: This is a pain under the heel bone often caused by overuse and direct trauma to the heel like jumping from a height. A bruising of the fat pad under heel occurs. This is common with soldiers marching or overuse through running and jumping. Another name for this condition if Policeman’s Heel.
BACK of HEEL – Achilles Bursitis: This pain is located on back of the heel. Pain and inflammation of the bursa which sits between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone. Symptoms include pain and tightness at the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon attaches to the bone.
BACK of HEEL – Sever’s Disease: This is a common heel pain affecting young athletes. Pain is felt at the attachment of the Achilles tendon to the heel bone. It is due to the bone crumbling. The young athlete, 8-15 years old, should grow out of it as long as the injury is treated properly.
BACK of HEEL – Achilles Tendinopathy: Pain, inflammation and thickening of the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle. This is a common overuse injury which may become chronic causing degeneration of the tendon (tendinosis).