Foot pain, low back pain, and chronic aches in the knees or muscles are issues that may stem from musculoskeletal imbalances. Flat feet, uneven arch support, excess weight, or a variety of other factors can also make you feel miserable. The good news is that orthotic insoles can make an enormous difference in your comfort, function, and posture. Here at Back In Balance Wellness Center, our Bangor and Ellsworth chiropractors can fit you with customized orthotics to help straighten out your particular difficulty.
Musculoskeletal Imbalances and Your Feet
Your feet have a tough job to perform. These, surprisingly, complex structures must support your entire body weight whenever you're standing up and when you go from standing to running, jogging, or dancing. Your feet get a lot of support from the three arches that distribute that weight. However, some circumstances can make it difficult to support your weight. If you were born with unusually high or low arches, for example, your feet may undergo unnatural stress and strain as you use them. Poor arch support from your shoes, a job that keeps you on your feet all the time, or obesity can also make the problem even worse. The common result is a painful arch inflammation known as plantar fasciitis.
Your aches and pains may not stop at your feet. Uneven arch support can affect your overall musculoskeletal alignment by throwing your weight-bearing joints out of balance with each other. This effect can force your body to endure chronic muscle strain, tendinitis, or even premature arthritis.
The Corrective Benefits of Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics can come correct the arches that need some extra help. Our chiropractors will first evaluate your spinal alignment, weight, work habits, footwear, arch structure, and any other factors that might be throwing your musculoskeletal system off balance. We will then make digital scans of your feet to see exactly how they're carrying your weight. With this information, we can make custom orthotic insoles that fit your feet precisely, providing just the right degree of arch support where you need it the most.
Learn More About Orthotics at Back In Balance Wellness Center
Back In Balance Wellness Center is ready to help your body achieve that much-needed balance. Call our Ellsworth clinic at (207) 667-4678 or our Bangor clinic at (207) 947-8077 today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.