Custom Orthotics in Coon Rapids
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS COON RAPIDS
If your feet aren’t providing the support you need and you’re dealing with discomfort when you are doing simple things like walking, jumping or running, you could likely benefit from custom orthotics. When your feet aren’t properly supported you can suffer from pain and stress on your major muscles and joints. At Caring Chiropractic Center in Coon Rapids we offer custom orthotics to help reinforce your feet and free you from the discomfort and pain that comes from your body being out of alignment.
We use foot orthotics for various conditions. Most people have fallen arches in their feet and they are not even aware of it. 90% of people by the time they reach the age of 40 have fallen arches. What that actually means is if you look at this chart (this is a chart of the various states of pressure that build up on your feet when your arch collapses and I will explain that in more detail later) this would be a normal configuration and when the arc drops in the middle of the foot, the pressure changes and it goes mild to moderate and you can see severe.
So what this actually means (and let’s walk over to this chart which shows the side view of the foot) along the bottom of foot is what’s call the plantar fascia and the fascia is a ligamentous, muscular support system, that supports the bottom and when the arch drops downward you can see this distance gets elongated, then you will have inflammation and soreness in the bottom of the foot. How we deal with that in our office is what’s called a 3D laser scanner, where you stand on and it measures the pressure on the bottom of your feet and upon doing that it will classify where you’re at and the computer (it gets sent to a computer in Virginia) will download your information in a national data base of normative foot data and they will come up with various orthotics where the computer generates that supports your deficiencies.
WHAT ARE ORTHOTICS?
Orthotics are custom shaped insoles that are placed inside shoes to restore natural foot movement. Orthotics are often required when your lower body has been disrupted causing extra strain on the feet and in turn the back and spine. Many complaints that we hear from patients about knee pain, back pain and heel pain can be caused by poor foot mechanics.
WHY SHOULD I VISIT A CHIROPRACTOR FOR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS?
In the past patients may have thought that going to see a podiatrist was the only option they had when it comes to being fitted for custom orthotics. Why then should you contact a Chiropractor for Orthotics?
Dr. Kenneth Ruf and his team at Caring Chiropractic Center have received specialized training to assess whether or not you even need custom orthotics. As Chiropractors we’re trained to treat the whole body and can determine how orthotics can improve your recovery from other injuries such as hip, back or knee pain. We even have a 3-D Laser Optical Scanner Foot Leveler that can give us a clear picture of your foot problems.
Caring Chiropractic Center uses 3”D” technology by Foot Leveler. This is a laser scanner that measures the 3 arches of the feet. All orthotics are flex soles that move with the feet as they step.
Simply putting a corrective orthotic inside your shoe without addressing other issues in your body may not be effective. At Caring Chiropractic Center we think it’s important to clear any restrictions in your ankles, feet and lower back prior to the use of any custom orthotics. Once all of your muscles and joints are working correctly, a Minnesota Chiropractor can then prescribe orthotics to help strengthen and maintain your balance and biomechanics of the feet.
ARE ORTHOTICS ALWAYS REQUIRED?
The answer is absolutely no. We have plenty of patients who only need exercise and manipulation to heal from injury. However if your muscles and ligaments are not strong enough to support your feet to prevent future injury, orthotics can be a great addition to an overall general wellness plan.
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AREN’T JUST INSOLES
Some of our patients have asked if they can just purchase insoles from a store and achieve the same result as orthotics. Using standard insoles that can be purchased from a big box store have no comparison to the benefits of orthotics. In fact, with custom orthotics from a Chiropractor, your insoles will be custom designed to your exact feet. This allows you to have more even weight distribution on your feet, taking pressure off areas that cause you problems such as heels, bunions, soles of your feet, etc.
ARE ORTHOTICS RIGHT FOR ME?
It’s difficult to know whether orthotics are a good treatment option for you without a comprehensive assessment from an experienced chiropractor. At Caring Chiropractic Center, we’ll sit down with you to determine whether custom orthotics will help to improve your foot pain and contribute to your overall wellbeing.
COMMON CONDITIONS THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM ORTHOTICS
- Plantar fasciitis
- Toe pain
- Ankle pain
- Shin pain
- Knee pain
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendonitis
- Lower back pain
DEALING WITH FOOT PAIN? ORTHOTICS MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
If you’ve been dealing with foot pain for years, you may be surprised at the relief you can achieve with custom orthotics. Contact Caring Chiropractic Center to setup an appointment with our MN chiropractor to determine how to remedy your foot pain. Using our 3-D laser optical scanner foot leveler we can gain significant insight into what could be causing any foot pain that you may have.
So if this is a problem you are struggling with, call our office today. We can do a scan of your feet and we can talk about it and see what orthotics work best for you. Give us a call.
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