What Are Custom Made Orthotics for your Feet About?

By Dr. Chelsea Berry DC

Your feet are incredible structures, which contain 25 percent of all the bones in your body. During an average day of walking, the amount of force going through you feet can equal the weight of a fully loaded cement truck.

If you fit into the categories of either having low arches or “flat feet” or high arches you may be interested in learning more. Did you know that ankle, knee, hip or low back pain could be due to poor positioning of the joints your feet? Custom made orthotics, are inserts for your shoes that are designed to optimize the stability and mobility in your feet by correcting your unique imbalances.

Custom-made orthotics help you stand, walk and run with greater comfort by:

  • Altering the angles in which your feet strike the ground
  • Correcting biomechanical imbalances in the joints of your feet
  • Changing the patterns of muscle firing in your feet, legs, hips and back
  • Reducing pain, fatigue and tender spots in your feet
  • Available for running shoes, walking shoes and dress shoes

Conditions relieved by custom made foot orthotics: 

Foot arch and heel pain Runner’s knee
Bunions and Hammer toes IT band syndrome
Plantar fasciitis Sacroiliac syndrome
Achilles tendonosis Shin splints
Knee osteoarthritis Ankle sprains

Orthotics are an excellent ground up treatment for many conditions; however, Dr. Berry will also work with your existing health care providers at Qi to correct the top down issues contributing to your discomfort.

Book an initial 45-minute appointment today! Dr Berry will assess your feet and posture and determine whether orthotics are suitable for you.