At Advanced Sports Chiropractic, we provide our patients in Sydney orthotics which can assist foot, arch, or heel pain as well as flat feet..
Many of our patients now wear the most advanced orthotics to help prevent issues with their feet or low back. We supply people in Sydney orthotics that are quite thin and therefore will fit in all types of shoes. They do not make your shoes feel tight or lift your heels out of the shoes on walking.
Orthotics supplied by our Sydney chiropractor are used by runners, soccer and football players and also by basketball and netball players. The orthotics are also comfortably worn in womens ballet type shoes and in mens business shoes, as well as in school shoes.
If you have sore feet or have uneven wear on the sole of your shoes, it usually is a good indication that orthotics may be required.
Custom orthotics support the ligaments of the feet to help relieve pain. Our Sydney chiropractor provides a full examination of the feet including a computer scan, visual analysis of gait, and muscle or joint testing.
Orthotics can help with –
- Heel spurs
- Flat feet or high arches causing foot pain
- tracking issues of the patella (knee cap) causing knee pain
- tight calf muscles and shin splints
- recurrent ankle sprains
- lower back pain and ITB syndrome
- a difference in leg length
- preventing abnormal shoe wear
- treatment of growing pains in children
Burning or stabbing pain felt under the foot that’s usually worse in the morning is commonly be due to plantar fasciitis. This is due to these shock absorbing ligaments of the feet tightening overnight. Upon some movement, the pain of plantar fasciitis may ease. However it can return after long periods of standing as the ligaments get inflamed, or after getting up from an extended seated position. Orthotics help take the tension off the ligaments affected.
Causes of plantar fasciitis include incorrect footwear for a particular activity or poorly designed shoes. Constant walking or running on hard surfaces is also a major cause of plantar fasciitis. Other major causes of plantar fasciitis include weight gain, pregnancy, wearing high heels, or having tight calf muscles. Having a very flat arches or a very high arch can also lead to plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis ileft untreated treated may lead to heel spurs which cause even greater pain and discomfort.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
- custom orthotics
- massaging and stretching of the calf muscles and arches
- treatment of lower back pelvic misalignments
- stretching of the ITB, hamstring and hip flexor (psoas) muscles
Orthotics are not a miracle cure, but used in conjunction with other pain management treatments.