Do I need foot orthotics?

This is a common question at the clinic.  As a chiropractor, I can help relieve various musculoskeletal aches and pains but many patients are unaware of the benefits of foot orthotics and that many chiropractors are able to prescribe them.  Did you know that problems with the arches in your feet, shape of the feet or the positioning of your feet can lead to pain higher up?  There has been endless published research studies that have shown a link between foot “issues” and ankle, knee, hip, low back and even upper back and neck pain.  It is hard to imagine the link but it does exist!  I am not saying that all pain can be traced back to the feet, but if treatments are not helping, or if you would like your treatments to last longer then this is something to consider checking out.  At the clinic, we offer a digital foot scan which evaluates how the feet are positioned and where the high and low pressure point areas are located.  We compare your scan to what is considered “normal” and check your gait (the way you walk) and find out what kind of pain you are experiencing.  If you are a candidate for foot orthotics then additional measurements are taken and a foam cast is taken of your feet.  This final step allows the orthotic manufacturing laboratory to custom fit an orthotic to your specific feet.  The patient’s sex, weight, age, activity level, occupation and footwear worn are all considered when choosing correct foot orthotics.

Thank you for reading, and please feel free to contact the office if you have any further questions –  Dr. Ryan BroddickBroddick #Chiropractic and #Acupuncture is a pain relief and wellness clinic located at 62 Stanley Street, Ayr, Ontario serving #Ayr #Paris #Drumbo #GlenMorris #Plattsville #Princeton #Cambridge #Kitchener #Waterloo #Brantford #Ontario and surrounding areas.  We offer a number of cutting edge treatment options so please look through our services and products to see how we may be able to help you!  For updated hours, contests, promotions and health information please visit the clinic Facebook and Twitter pages.

Comments (13)

  1. thobias lindqvist

    Hi Ryan. thank you for an great post in your blog. it was really intresting to read

  2. Orthotics are so important in helping stabilize the musculoskeletal system. My patients are thankful I use FooLevelers in our office to help with pronation or supination which can also cause ankle, foot and knee problems.

  3. Thanks for the great write up; Orthotics and supportive shoes save my back when im at work standing all day. Great advice thanks Dr Ryan.

  4. Great article! It’s fancinating how problems with your feet can throw off other parts of the body.
    Orthotics have made a significant difference with the way my body feels after working all day on my feet.

  5. Thanks Dr. Ryan for the sound advice. More patients need to understand the connection here between the feet and the rest of the body.

  6. Proper foot mechanics surely play a huge role in the health of the entire body. Solid read. Good to know you offer such services at your clinic. Well done Dr. Ryan!

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