Have you thanked your feet lately? Our feet do so much for us. Sure, they get us from here to there. But they also support the alignment of the rest of our bodies. Poor foot support can cause discomfort in our knees and back.
Remember the song we all learned as kids “the kneebones connected to the thighbone”? While that song is anatomically inaccurate, the theory is correct. For most people, when the foot is improperly supported it collapses with each step and causes the shaft of the leg to rotate causing the knee to track incorrectly. The rotating shaft of the leg causes the pelvis to tip which takes the back out of alignment. Multiply this times 10,000 steps a day and it becomes easy to understand why bad foot support can make your knees and back hurt. Proper foot support doesn’t always mean buying all new shoes. Custom made insoles that are unique to your feet can be inserted into your favorite pairs of shoes. Just remove the generic sock liner insoles that came with your shoes and viola! Custom insoles will help keep your feet, legs and body properly aligned.
Some health insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of orthotics. Please contact the office for assistance verifying your insurance benefits.