Some Conditions Which Can Be Helped By Foot Orthotics
Lower Back Pain: Pain in the lower section of spine and surrounding muscles. Symptoms usually come as aching, soreness and tight lower back muscle and joints. Mainly come with standing, walking or running. The most common cause 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.
Piriformis Syndrome: Lower back pain initiated from buttock or gluteal muscles which radiates to lower spine or thighs. 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 and excessive pronation or supination of feet. Solution: Custom foot orthotics to correct and balance the arch height.
Illio-Tibial Band Syndrome: (ITB) 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.
Patello-Femoral Syndrome: 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.
Achilles Tendonitis: 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.
Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common cause of heel and foot 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.
Heel Spure: 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.
Flat Feet/ Low Ardches/ Pes planus
High Arches/ Pes Cavus
Short Leg/ Heel Lift