Many people suffer from chronic pain in their lower limbs and back. A simple consultation with your podiatrist and a pair of custom orthotics can relieve this pain. If you are suffering from any of the following chronic issues, you may be a candidate for custom orthotics.
Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, occurs when the ligament connecting your toes to your heel is weakened. Your plantar fascia can be strained if you spend a lot of time on your feet, your feet pronate excessively when you walk or run, or your shoes fit poorly. Orthotics will support your foot and help it pronate properly to relieve the stress on your ligaments. Make an appointment with your podiatrist to be diagnosed and fitted for your orthotics.
Knee pain can develop if your feet are not supporting the weight of your body evenly. If you are overpronating or underpronating, your feet are causing your knees to rotate inward and placing stress on your joints. Orthotics can distribute the force in your feet more evenly to reduce the impact on your knees. They can also change the alignment of your foot, which will realign your knee and eliminate pain. Your podiatrist can help you determine if the source of your knee pain is your feet or if it is caused by an injury due to overuse.
Lower back pain not caused by an injury can be the result of walking, running, or standing abnormally. When your feet do not keep your knees, hips, and spine properly aligned, you may eventually begin to experience pain in your lower back. Orthotics can realign your body to more evenly distribute your weight on your feet and relieve your back pain.
Don’t resign yourself to living with chronic pain because of your foot problems. All South Bay Footcare in Torrance can evaluate your feet and create custom orthotics to help you avoid and treat pain. Contact us today at (310) 986-2925 or visit us online to learn how Dr. Teles can relieve your pain.