When your feet hurt, everything hurts.

Feet are a special body part that takes a lot of abuse everyday. We stand on them, walk on them, climb, kick, twist and bounce on them many times with bad shoes, flip flops or bare footed. They take a beating from the time we wake up until we get off of them at the end of the day. The stress of prolonged walking, standing, an injury- stretched soft tissues, broken bones, arthritis, nerve abnormalities can lead to flat feet. When the arch in your foot falls, either over time or since birth, the foot typically pronates. Foot pronation is when the medial side of the foot tilts inward/downward unevenly. When your foot posture is uneven it causes a change in the angle of the knee joint, hip and spine. Flat feet also promote shin splints, achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Custom made orthotics corrects this malposition and allows for a normal knee and hip angle which can relieve pain at those areas. The orthotic company that we use has a long history of correcting these problems. It is one of the only orthotics that measures and supports the 3 arches in the foot. There is no shoe bought off of the shelf that correctly supports everyone’s foot because we are all very different. For back pain, knee pain or foot pain custom orthotics can help resolve the problem and give you a supported, even foundation.


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