Custom Orthotics at North Park Chiropractic
Certain foot conditions left untreated can hinder your ability to walk normally. We often see patients suffering from foot conditions that lead to pain or discomfort in the feet and other parts of the body. If you are suffering from foot pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, or other types of foot conditions, our team at North Park Chiropractic can help. We offer quality chiropractic care and custom orthotics to patients in and around the Bel Air and Havre de Grace area.
Benefits of Custom Orthotics
There are various benefits to wearing custom orthotics. Custom orthotics help to alleviate musculoskeletal pain while walking or working. Athletes looking to improve their performance on the field also benefit from custom orthotics. Too much force can result in persistent stiff and painful joints. This is especially true in patients that already have degenerative changes in their spinal discs and joints. Orthotics can help reduce symptoms a patient is already experiencing and help to prevent future degeneration.
The Relation Between Orthotics and Back Pain
The spine is at risk of excessive stress and strain, resulting in low back pain if there is not enough adequate support from the feet and legs. The legs and feet are our foundation that supports the body’s entire weight, especially when running and engaging in other sports. When parts of the foot are not moving as they should, whether resulting from excessive or insufficient joint motion, adverse effects are produced by the resulting forces along the kinetic chain. Abnormal foot biomechanics, leg length asymmetry, excessive shock transmission, or poor function of the foot-ankle complex can all lead to excessive stress on the spine. This is why these factors must be recognized and responded to accordingly.
How Long Do Custom Orthotics Last?
Custom orthotics, with time, will wear out just like shoes do. There is no telling how long they will actually last since it depends on your activity level and the type of activities you engage in. It also depends on the amount of time you wear them. However, our chiropractors can evaluate them when you come in for your annual appointment. During your consultation, our chiropractors can make sure your custom orthotics are still serving their purpose. If they are not, then you can begin the process of getting a new pair.
Contact Us for Pain Relief from Our Chiropractors in Havre de Grace or Bel Air, MD
If you are searching for a “chiropractor near me,” give us a call here at North Park Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment. Our chiropractors are dedicated to providing our patients in Bel Air and Havre de Grace the care they need to live active lives free of pain and discomfort. To schedule your next consultation or to learn more about how custom orthotics can help, contact us today.