Why Custom Orthotics

Why should you have custom orthotics?

Have you complained of low back pain or said that your knees are bothering you? It could be due to the lack of support in your shoes. Most shoes do not have the correct support in them. Even if you have bought shoe inserts before sometimes they still do not help your feet because everyone’s needs in an orthotic differ. Plus, store bought inserts only help your main arch; but did you know there are three arches in your foot?

Orthotics bought at the store only offer more support to your medial arch – this arch absorbs the majority of the shock of impact while walking, jumping or running. The issue is the human foot needs the lateral arch to be supported as well – located along the outside of the foot. Having proper support for this arch is necessary for good alignment, but it is missing in store bought orthotics. The third arch is the metatarsal arch – if this isn’t supported properly there can be  a buildup creating hard calluses under the arch. If this not supported correctly you could develop plantar fasciitis.

Custom orthotics are designed for the specific needs of your foot and your body’s health. They create the support you need during static (standing) and dynamic (walking or running) movements. Custom orthotics also give you great shock absorbency and will help your adjustments last longer. They are made with your three arches in mind and balance out the asymmetry between your feet. Your feet are not identical and one size does not fit all.

If you are still not convinced that custom orthotics are for you – here is a testimonial from one of our staff members.

“I have used custom orthotics since I started at Seibert Chiropractic. At first I thought it wasn’t necessary, I didn’t have any pain in my feet or knees. I have always had some hip problems and low back pain due to a dance background, but I never thought it was from my feet. I just felt it was because I over worked my joints and asked my body to do movements that were not natural for it. Since using my orthotics I have noticed a huge difference in my posture, alignment and my low back pain, and the best part I no longer have a popping hip joint! I highly recommend custom orthotics to anyone that answered yes to the questions above!” –Nicole, C.A. Seibert Chiropractic.