Low Back Pain?Hip Pain?Knee Pain?Sciatica Pain?Runners Knee?Your feet may be to blame.
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Achilles Tendonitis is most commonly found in individuals aged 30-40, with 90% of these cases occurring during sport/exercise. It’s most frequently brought on by excessive physical training (in particular running or lunging) or by wearing inappropriate footwear while training. read more »
Drop foot (or foot drop)is a general term in which the lifting of the forefoot (front part of the foot) is difficult. Drop foot is a symptom associated with an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem, including nerve or muscle injury or disorder or a brain/spinal cord disorder, including Herniated disc, Spinal Stenosis,... read more »
Leg length inequality, or short leg, may affect as many as 60 to 90 percent of the population. Categorized as either functional or structural, both have profound effects on the body's biomechanics and may result in back pain, the most common symptom. read more »
One of the most recognized and common running injuries is runner’s knee. But in fact, runner’s knee is not an injury in of itself. It’s a generally broad description of knee pain caused by other knee injuries, including iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), and/or chondromalacia patella. read more »
Do you have a sharp pain in your heel when you get out of bed in the morning? When you take a step, does it feel like someone is jabbing a knife in your heel? If so, you might have a heel spur. read more »
Also known as “heel pain syndrome,” plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain, resulting from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma to the area of the heel. read more »
When a foot is severely “pronated,” it means its arches have fallen and the foot is flat. Flat feet are less shock-absorbent, and make for a less stable “base” for everything above—the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the entire body. read more »
In most cases, treating your hip is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function in the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. read more »
Having knee pain? Treating your knee is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function in the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. read more »
Your feet don’t have to hurt to be causing problems in other areas of your body. “Asymptomatic” (symptom-free) feet do NOT equal problem-free feet. Mis-positioned joints may not be painful, but they can cause biomechanical issues, neurological deficits and other problems throughout the body. Foot Levelers custom orthotics, Shoethotics® and Sandalthotics® can help by properly supporting and positioning the feet—and we’ve got the research to prove it.
If you suffer from any of the following, consider custom orthotics and chiropractic first! Click here to request a Foot Levelers healthcare provider near you, or select one of the conditions above to discover how Foot Levelers Custom Orthotics can help ease your pain.
And if your feet do hurt, we can help that, too. In “No Surgery: Fresh Cures for Common Foot Pain” by The Wall Street Journal Health’s Angela Chen, the writer speaks with experts who say that most foot problems—from bunions to plantar fasciitis to hammertoes to ball-of-foot pain—can be treated successfully without surgery. “Some treatments, such as insoles that redistribute the pressure on the foot . . . aim to address the cause of the foot problems, which can help them from recurring,” writes Chen. (Hey! That’s what we’ve been saying all along!)