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Month: February 2018

Give Hip Pain the Boot

Got hip pain?

Foot Levelers custom-made stabilizing orthotics may be able to help.

The hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, allowing for fluid movement during running, walking, and more. As the hip bone moves around in its socket, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction.

But with age and use, this cartilage can wear down or sustain damage. So can the muscles, tendons, and bones in and surrounding the hip.  Hip pain is usually a symptom of an underlying condition, including Arthritis, Avascular necrosis (or osteonecrosis), certain cancers, Bursitis, fracture, labral tear, muscle or tendon strain, and tendinitis. It’s important to work with your healthcare provider to determine the source of your pain.

Custom-made stabilizing orthotics, like Foot Levelers XP3 orthotic shown here, can help your hip pain by stabilizing the body’s foundation–the feet–and restoring alignment to hips.

Symptoms of Hip Pain

Depending on the condition that’s causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:

  • Inside of the hip joint
  • Outside of the hip joint
  • Groin
  • Buttocks
  • Thigh

Occasionally pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin (from a hernia for example), is felt in the hip.

In most cases, treating your hip pain is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function to the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. Chiropractic care plus custom orthotics have been proven to help.


Your Chiropractor can help relieve your hip pain with adjustments, rehab, and custom orthotics. Icing or heating the area may also help, as might resting the affected joint.

Your doctor can help you determine what stretching and strengthening exercises might improve your hip’s function and reduce your pain.

Remember: hip replacement surgery, though successful for many, is still a major surgery. Make sure to try conservative care first,  like drug- and surgery-free Chiropractic care plus Foot Levelers custom orthotics. Your hip pain may be helped without the need for the knife, downtime, or potentially addictive drugs.

X-ray of a patient’s hip before orthotics (left) and immediately after placing Foot Levelers custom orthotics in the shoes. Notice the asymmetry between the hips immediately diminishes–and so does the pain.


Are Your Feet Warm Weather Ready? Meet The World’s Healthiest Flip-flops

The innovation that started it all: Foot Levelers’ Seabreeze custom orthotic flip-flop.

The wait is over (well, close enough). Spring is just around the corner, which means…

It’s flip-flop time, hooray! 

But don’t settle for just any flip-flop; ask your doctor about the world’s healthiest: Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops, made just for your feet and your body based on a 3D scan of your foot. 

What’s the big deal about our custom orthotic flip-flops?

  • They’re so flippin’ comfortable you’ll never want to take them off. Seriously. 
  • Patented 3 Arch Advantage provides healthy support for all three of the foot’s arches 
  • Shock-absorbent mid-layer cradles and protects your feet and body with every step
  • Stunning, handcrafted craftsmanship that’s unrivaled (prepare yourself to turn some heads and rack up the compliments)
  • Designed to help your body, not hurt it (traditional flip-flops can destroy your feet and your spine… Learn more here)
  • In styes available for women and men; in traditional, high-quality leather and exciting waterproof options

Waterproof custom orthotic flip-flops–styles available for women and men.

Perfect for your casual warm weather outings or for simply kicking back in ultimate, pampering support. 

“I absolutely love my Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops. The first time I tried them on was the day I was flying to Orlando for a convention. I put them on that morning, walked through the entire airport and still had them on late into the evening. My feet, knees and low back felt great and that never would have happened in any other kind of flip-flops.”

–Susan J., Andover, MA

Ask your doctor about Foot Levelers custom orthotic flip-flops today! 

Dazzling support: Our Vegas custom orthotic flip-flop featuring no less than 220 brilliant rhinestones.

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