Taking the first step to pain-free movement

When you experience pain in the lower back, knees, hips, and ankles, what do you put it down to?

Do you ever consider that it may be a problem with your feet?

The fact of the matter is that our feet bear the brunt of our weight, fluctuating or not, throughout our lives, so it’s no wonder that occasionally we experience pain or a problem in the area, which can then radiate to other parts of the body.

You might not have given any thought to this before, but think about it now – your feet are complicated things, bending, rotating, flexing, moving constantly, and are made up of many structures, such as 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments, including 20 interconnecting muscles – and that’s in each foot!

Anyone can suffer foot problems, at any age, at any stage of their life, but it’s no wonder that women are generally more likely to experience problems, mostly put down the type of shoes worn, such as stiletto heels – they may look nice, but they aren’t so kind to your feet!

How do you know you have a problem?

Other than pain in the area, aching, or a niggling, uncomfortable feeling, do you ever notice that your shoes wear down quicker one side than the other? This can be inner side or the outer, it totally depends on the person, and this can show that you are walking incorrectly, with more weight distributed on the side which is wearing down the fastest. At the time, you probably don’t notice anything other than needing to get your shoes re-heeled, but over time this can lead to pain and problems with balance.

This is a hugely common problem, and one that is so easily rectified.

How can I get help?

Like most medical problems, the quicker you seek help, the less of a problem the issue is in the long-run, and this is certainly the case with feet. Orthotics have been proven to be highly effective in identifying pressure distribution on the feet, identifying injuries, and also rectifying such problems, kicking out pain and possible future problems.

Chiropractors undertake a detailed assessment of feet, and this helps give vital information on how you walk, where you distribute weight and pressure, and identifies any abnormalities with the feet. From this, a dedicated treatment plan can be designed for the person involved.

Orthotic insoles are probably the first step towards pain-free movement, and considering this is such an easy step to take, you have to ask yourself why people put up with foot problems without seeking help for so long!

These insoles are made for your particular foot, to fit perfectly and give you the support you need in the areas that you need it. Results can be as quick as instant – good news!

Don’t put up with foot pain for a second longer, call the practice now on 03 9857 4503 to arrange an appointment and get to the bottom of what is causing your pain. Treatment is quick, effective and easy – what are you waiting for?