Whether you are or aren’t born with good arches is completely reliant on genetics. There is no way to change that physical feature.
If you have flat feet (also known as excessive pronation) you have a lack of an arch in the center of your foot. When you make a footprint more of the bottom of the foot is seen in comparison to your normally arched counterparts who have a gap.
A flat foot can make the overall body function in walking, jogging, or running more difficult. Greater fatigue may be seen in those with flat feet after a lengthy walk. This is one of the reasons flat feet disqualify you for the military. Those multiple mile runs might just do you in.
Flat feet can lead to ankle, knee, and hip pain over the years. It can even lead to back issues because it throws your alignment off.
Thankfully you can temporarily correct flat footedness by having custom made orthotics or Foot Levelers created for you. They are inserted into your shoes for daily wear and they balance out the foot as well as the rest of your body.
When beginning to wear orthotics it is important to go slowly. Wear them at first only for 1 hour. The second day you may up it to 2 or 3 hours. Over a period of a week, you may then wear them all day. Going too fast will cause massive soreness in the legs. You are working out muscles in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and legs that may not have been used before.
Custom orthotics are a simple cost-effective solution and can offer many people the opportunity to become pain-free in a matter of only a few days. Orthotics last anywhere from a year to two. They should then be replaced because they do wear out and the false arches will start to soften and give.
Interested to learn more or try a pair? The office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. has a state of the art foot scanner on site. It only takes a few minutes and your orthotics can be ordered and on their way.
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Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.