Your body is an interconnected system. Your feet support the weight of your body. They provide stability for your legs and back. When your feet do not perform correctly, it can cause pain in other areas of the body. At Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness in Chaska, MN, we offer foot levelers to help correct foot problems.
How Foot Problems Cause Leg and Back Pain
If you are experiencing lower back pain, you likely assume the problem is in your back. However, in many cases, the problem is actually in your feet. When you experience foot pain, you subconsciously change the way you walk to avoid the pain. If you have ever had a sprained ankle, you may have noticed that you avoided putting your full weight on the foot without even thinking about it.
This can be a useful way to cope with temporary injuries. However, when you change your gait mechanics over a period of time, it causes problems in other areas. It can cause your leg muscles to become fatigued. It can put an excess strain on your knees and cause pain and misalignment. Misalignment in the knees leads to misalignment in the hips, which leads to lower back pain.
What are Foot Levelers?
Foot levelers are custom-fit orthotics that are designed to support your feet and correct foot problems. A scan is made of your foot, and the orthotics are designed based on this scan. They are perfectly fitted to your feet and will provide the best support.
Your foot looks different when it is supporting the weight of your body than it does without it. The foot is designed to support the body, absorb shock, and adjust as needed. Scanning the foot while you are standing on it can reveal the problems that are causing your pain.
One key area of support is the arches. Your foot has three arches. The inner arch is what most people are referring to when they mention the arch of the foot. The outer arch is the outer edge of this arch. There is also a ball arch, which you can think of as a line that connects the top of the inner and outer arch. Foot levelers are designed to support all three arches.
Get Foot Levelers at Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness in Chaska, MN
You do not have to suffer from pain in your feet, legs, or lower back. At Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness, we provide custom-fit foot leveler orthotics. Call us today at (952) 368-9958 to learn more about how we can help or schedule an appointment with Dr. Searson.