Custom Orthotics at Ryan Chiropractic Wellness
Arch problems can throw your body off balance, leading to chronic aches and pains throughout your weight-bearing joints. The good news is that your feet can get the extra support they need right here at Ryan Chiropractic Wellness. Our Georgetown chiropractor, Dr. Ryan, can fit you with custom orthotics that balance your weight distribution and help you stand taller and straighter.
Arch Support and Musculoskeletal Balance Issues
Whenever you stand, walk, run, dance, or jump, you're placing considerable stress on your feet. Thankfully, these complex structures can take reasonable degrees of punishment while also keeping you stable. Part of the secret lies in the arches. The major arch of your foot, the median arch, redistributes your body weight as needed, thanks to the strength of its supporting tissue, the plantar fascia. However, if you have naturally high or low arches, your feet may encounter unnatural strain. The results can include chronic inflammatory conditions such as plantar fasciitis. This problem can be aggravated by a spinal misalignment, lack of support in your footwear, extended periods of standing, or overuse of the feet through strenuous activity.
An imbalance in your feet can create problems along your entire lower kinetic chain, including your back, hips, knees, and ankles. Abnormal stresses and strains can wear out the joints or inflame the soft tissues in these components. If you already suffer such pain from a spinal imbalance, this additional stress can make your symptoms that much worse.
How Custom Orthotics Can Improve Your Comfort
If our Georgetown chiropractor discovers that your arches need some extra help, you may receive custom orthotics. These specialized insoles are made to fit your individual feet perfectly, based on scanning technology that relies on your arches' exact dimensions to fabricate the insoles. Your custom orthotics can make everyday tasks immensely easier and more comfortable by helping you overcome plantar fasciitis. They can also even out the weight burden on the weightbearing joints and muscles of your lower body, easing everything from knee trouble to lower back pain.
Custom orthotics may play a role in a larger treatment plan. You may need a combination of spinal adjustments, stretching or strengthening exercises, and lifestyle modifications to help you enjoy optimal long-term results from your orthotics.
Learn More from Our Georgetown Chiropractor
Could custom orthotics be the solution that gets you back on your feet? Find out today by calling Ryan Chiropractic Wellness at (978) 352-4200 and scheduling an appointment at our Georgetown clinic!