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The Importance of Foot Support and Leg Length Equality

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Just as the concrete foundation supports a house, your feet and legs are the foundation for your entire body. Seemingly small misalignments at your “foundation” can create large problems. This is a common issue seen in our clinic. 77% of people suffer from moderate to severe foot pronation, and 95% have some degree of leg length inequality.

When the arches of your feet are collapsed (also known as flat feet or pronation), or if one leg is a different length than the other, it affects the distribution of weight throughout the rest of your body. As a result, areas such as your knees, hips, back, and shoulders become strained.

Movement can also be distorted. Unequal leg length and collapsed arches in the feet causes a chain affect in the way you walk, and how your pelvis either stays stable or twists out of alignment. A misaligned pelvis causes muscle spasms and pain in the low back.

An easy step towards relief

At Amazing Life Chiropractic, we take detailed measurements of your feet, and assess your joint alignment and gait to prescribe custom-made orthotics. These shoe inserts support the unique needs of your individual feet and leg length, treating the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms. Dr. Gabby Soucy says, “At our office we prescribe special x-rays when warranted to determine the difference in length from one leg to another. Then we provide the appropriate size heel lift and custom-made orthotics to help straighten out the pelvis and reduce the risk of low back pain and re-injury.”

A 2017 study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation shows the custom prescription orthotic shoe inserts we use in our office, combined with chiropractic care, showed a 40.4% reduction in pain. This is a greatly welcomed pain relief that does not rely on medications, especially avoiding addictive opioids.

A helping hand for your feet

Is pain stopping you in your tracks? Allow us to be a helping hand for your feet. Schedule your appointment today for a consultation.

The Importance of Foot Support and Leg Length Equality

Just as the concrete foundation supports a house, your feet and legs are the foundation for your entire body. Seemingly small misalignments at your “foundation” can create large problems. This is a common issue seen in our clinic. 77% of people suffer from moderate to severe foot pronation, and 95% have some degree of leg length inequality.

When the arches of your feet are collapsed (also known as flat feet or pronation), or if one leg is a different length than the other, it affects the distribution of weight throughout the rest of your body. As a result, areas such as your knees, hips, back, and shoulders become strained.

Movement can also be distorted. Unequal leg length and collapsed arches in the feet causes a chain affect in the way you walk, and how your pelvis either stays stable or twists out of alignment. A misaligned pelvis causes muscle spasms and pain in the low back.

An easy step towards relief

At Amazing Life Chiropractic, we take detailed measurements of your feet, and assess your joint alignment and gait to prescribe custom-made orthotics. These shoe inserts support the unique needs of your individual feet and leg length, treating the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms. Dr. Gabby Soucy says, “At our office we prescribe special x-rays when warranted to determine the difference in length from one leg to another. Then we provide the appropriate size heel lift and custom-made orthotics to help straighten out the pelvis and reduce the risk of low back pain and re-injury.”

A 2017 study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation shows the custom prescription orthotic shoe inserts we use in our office, combined with chiropractic care, showed a 40.4% reduction in pain. This is a greatly welcomed pain relief that does not rely on medications, especially avoiding addictive opioids.

A helping hand for your feet

Is pain stopping you in your tracks? Allow us to be a helping hand for your feet. Schedule your appointment today for a consultation.

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