When many of us think of orthotics, we assume foot pain. The truth is your feet are your base. If they are not properly aligned and working, the rest of your body ends up thrown off and out of alignment.
This can result in ankle pain, knee pain, hip issues, and back problems. When you choose to have custom orthotics created and inserted into your daily footwear that misalignment is corrected. That saves wear and tear on the rest of your body very often alleviating pain in varied other areas.
Billions of dollars are spent every year on surgeries to correct that wear and tear. Hip and knee replacements alone rang in at $6 billion in 2013 and it is estimated that a whopping 11 million will need either hip or knee replacements by the year 2030.
Being proactive and having Foot Levelers (orthotics) made for you can help correct posture, gate, and stance allowing your body to move more freely avoiding injury. This leads to less possibility of worn out body parts down the road, meaning you age minimizing any pain or injury and could eliminate a need for surgery.
Orthotics efficiency has been backed by studies over the past 66 years proving that if you simply wear them in your shoes, they decrease back, neck, hip, knee, and even ankle pain.
When you get a new pair of Foot Levelers it is important to ease slowly into them. Your body may have been in its incorrect alignment for years now. It will not return overnight to proper. Start the first day wearing them for an hour. Remove and wear your shoes without them. The next day move the time up to 2 hours. Then 3 and so on until you are wearing them all day long.
You may be tempted to ignore that direction. Please for your own sake, don’t. The new alignment if forced all day at once in the start will leave you waking up with very sore legs, feet, and possibly the rest of your body as if you did a really strenuous workout. Aching isn’t the goal.
Most people remark they can feel an immediate difference in the way they stand and move and over a short period of time they are amazed at just how much better they feel overall.
If you have back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee or ankle pain, please give us a call. Our office has a state of the art Foot Levelers foot scanner in-house. We can create a pair of corrective orthotics just for you.
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