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Foot Orthotics

Back Clinic Foot orthotics These are shoe inserts that are custom-made to medical specifications. Custom-made orthotics are considered more effective and made of higher quality than pre-made orthotics.

Custom-made orthotics can:

  • Correct abnormal walk or gait
  • Reduce pain
  • Prevent and protect foot/feet deformity
  • Better alignment
  • Take away pressure on the foot/feet
  • Improve mechanics of the foot

Foot pain can come from an injury, disease, or condition, but the cause of the foot pain is what the doctor wants to know to know what type of orthotic to design. The inserts are made by taking an impression of the foot/feet with a 3-D scan.

Suffering from foot pain, that can lead to leg, hip, and spine problems, then orthotics could hold the key to optimal health. By starting from the bottom up foot orthotics can prevent any problems/issues and relieve any pain. It is an option to be considered and should be discussed with your physician.


Problems/Issues With The Feet Can Affect The Entire Body

Problems/Issues With The Feet Can Affect The Entire Body

The feet are the foundation of the body. The feet carry the body’s entire weight allowing for movement with ease. The feet are a complex structure that consists of:
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Nerve endings
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Because of this, the feet are a high-impact area taking the everyday forces that come from:
  • Balancing
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Stopping
  • Twisting
  • Shifting positions
  • Tiptoe reaching

Common Symptoms

Symptoms commonly caused by foot issues include:
  • Soreness
  • Stiffness
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Poor balance
Flat feet, fallen arches, injuries, bone spurs, and other issues can cause problems with the rest of the body. The most common are:

Back Problems

When foot issues are present it’s common to change walking postures to avoid pain and discomfort. Individuals often do not realize they are doing it until the awkward postures begin to present with pain and discomfort. Overcompensation combined with unhealthy walking patterns can cause back pain. This is because the spine is becoming misaligned. Balance of the body is crucial. When something shifts the proper balance, the whole spine can shift out of alignment. This is especially true for individuals with flat feet. Flat feet can cause the ankle/s to lose alignment. This leads to problems up the body, from the knees to the hips to the spine and neck.  

Joint Pain

Imbalances cause the feet and spine to not absorb shocks from everyday activity properly. This means the rest of the body, especially the joints, have an added job of absorbing the shock/impact. As time goes on the stress and shock can lead to severe ankle, knee, hip discomfort/pain, and malfunctions.  

Posture Imbalance

These misalignments cause imbalance and posture problems. When the feet have lost the proper anchoring and alignment, overall posture and balance become affected. This increases the risk for dangerous slip and fall accidents that can exacerbate or cause new injuries. Posture problems are usually the result of the body trying to redistribute weight to reduce the pain and because it works then becomes a bad habit.  
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Referred and Radiating Pain

The muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the feet connect to the rest of the body. Any pain/issues like calf pain or weakness in the feet can begin to present in the lower leg since that is where the soft tissue is most closely connected.  
 

Foot Problems/Issues

The most common foot problems podiatrists see that lead to the aforementioned ailments.  

Flat Feet

Flat feet also known as fallen arches. This is a condition where the feet lack or have lost the arch when standing. This can be quite uncomfortable and creates weight distribution problems. It can be a genetic condition but is also be the result of wearing shoes without arch support for a prolonged time.  

Corns and Bunions

Corns are round circles of thick skin on the toes, or on the soles of the feet. The body forms them naturally to prevent blisters, but they could be the result of poorly fitting shoes. Typically they are not painful when they form, but can become irritated over time. Bunions are bumps on the side of the big toe that can cause a bending inward toward the other toes, creating a painful angle. This can cause severe irritation and inflammation in the bump and toes. These can be genetic or caused by structural problems. But they can be caused by tight-fitting shoes or excess pressure on the feet for prolonged periods.  

Hammertoe

Hammertoe, also known as mallet toe, is a condition that makes one or more of the toes pointing down rather than straight. Walking can cause pain, and movement of the toe can reduce or stop completely. This is caused by arthritis or an injury, it can be genetic, or the result of poor footwear.  

Plantar Fasciitis

This condition causes pain that goes from the bottom of the heel to the middle of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament also located in this area. There is a wide range of pain levels that can range from dull to stabbing. It is often caused by poor footwear with no arch support that has been worn for long periods when walking, standing, and running. Weight gain is another cause, as the added weight could be too much for the foot to manage, causing strain.  

Shoes

Individuals that wear high heels, shoes that are the wrong size, or other uncomfortable footwear consistently will more likely develop the aforementioned issues. Shoes with proper support are essential to optimal foot and body health because they evenly distribute the weight of the body lessening the impact from everyday activities.  

Foot Orthotics

Another recommended option for alleviating foot issues is custom foot orthotic inserts. These can be fit into any shoe, and are customized to an individual’s feet. They’re affordable, and allow individuals to wear their shoes without pain.  

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Chiropractic and physical therapy can help alleviate the pain that is resultant from foot problems. Seeing a podiatrist can treat the root cause of the condition, but the rest of the body could need chiropractic readjusting from the misalignment/s.

Custom Orthotics


  Heat-related illnesses vary in their severity, but even light symptoms need immediate action to correct the problem before it does become severe.  

Heat cramps

When exercising in the heat painful cramps can present. The affected muscle/s might feel hard, spasm, or generate sharp pain. The body temperature could still be within normal limits.  

Heat syncope

Syncope is a loss of consciousness, that is usually recognized as exercise-related collapse. However, before this happens, there may be a feeling of lightheadedness or fainting. This happens when temperatures are high and the individual has been standing or exercising for a long time. The same can occur when standing up quickly after sitting for a long time.  

Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion happens when the body temperature exceeds normal limits and rises as high as 104. This can cause nausea, weakness, cold, fainting, headaches, and vomiting. The body continues to sweat, but the skin may feel cold and clammy.  

Heatstroke and Sunstroke

Heat exhaustion untreated leads to heatstroke or sunstroke. The body’s core temperature is greater than 104 degrees and in a life-threatening emergency. The skin is no longer capable of sweating and can feel dry or moist. Individuals can become confused, irritable, and experience heart arrhythmias. Immediate medical emergency treatment is necessary to stop brain damage, organ failure, and death.  

Disclaimer

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the musculoskeletal system’s injuries or disorders. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP, CIFM, CTG* email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com phone: 915-850-0900 Licensed in Texas & New Mexico  
References
Joint Bone Spine. (December 2014) “Effects of unstable shoes on chronic low back pain in health professionals: A randomized controlled trial” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1297319X14001456 Your Foot Type Matters: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. (July 2018) “Association between the hyper-pronated foot and the degree of severity of disability in patients with non-specific low back pain” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1360859217303388 How to Find the Right Shoes: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (December 2001) “Biomechanical effects of wearing high-heeled shoes” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169814101000385
Inflamed Plantar Fascia, Heel/Foot Pain, and Chiropractic

Inflamed Plantar Fascia, Heel/Foot Pain, and Chiropractic

One of the most likely causes of foot/heel pain is inflamed plantar fascia, which causes plantar fasciitis. It can be a painful and common injury from overuse of the ligaments in the foot. When this pain presents, it can make an individual not want to walk or place any type of pressure on the feet, as the pain worsens with pressure or impact on the foot. �

Chiropractic care doesn�t just treat the spine but can help with various other musculoskeletal issues throughout the body. With chiropractic adjustments, rest, icing, and exercises, the ligaments, and tissues of the feet are worked out, massaged, and stretched back to their normal range.

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Plantar Fascia

There is a ligament called the plantar fascia. It runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the toes to the heel. The plantar fascia absorbs shock and helps support the feet when walking. However, ligament tension can begin to increase, specifically when standing for long periods. When the tension reaches its limit, small tears can begin to form along with inflammation causing pain.

The pain occurs when walking, standing, or immediately after waking up. The condition can happen to anyone but is more likely to become an issue for those who stand or walk as a regular part of their job, home activity, etc. Side effects from the foot pain often cause individuals to adjust their walking gait to avoid feeling discomfort, that stresses the rest of the body like the muscles, ligaments, joints that can lead to various types of injury/s. �

Chiropractic Treatment

Individuals with an inflamed plantar fascia often experience a shooting/stabbing pain that worsens in the morning or after standing or sitting for an extended time. Repetitive impact on the feet and poor arch support from shoes cause small tears to happen over time from the continued stress. If it has just started the pain can be treated with ice and rest, but they are not for solving the root cause. Chiropractic can help bring pain relief that lasts along with recurrence prevention. Here are some a few ways a chiropractor can help: �

Ankle Re-alignment

  • Ankle misalignment can contribute to plantar fasciitis at the plantar fascia has to work harder to move the foot without the ankle’s support. Manipulation and realignment of the ankle will improve foot function.

Massage

  • A chiropractor along with a physical therapy team can be utilized for soft tissue massage and trigger point therapy to release tension.

Exercises and Stretches

 

  • Various stretching and exercising techniques can be implemented to help speed up the healing process. A chiropractor will work the individual through exercises and stretches designed to relieve inflammation and stretch out the tissue. Specific exercises will also be taught to help strengthen the lower leg muscles to stabilize the heel and help prevent pain.
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Posture

  • A chiropractor will correct any improper posture/s that has contributed to the foot pain or has become a way of being able to function as a result of the pain. This will return the individual to a normal gait when walking and running. Pressure on the feet and plantar fascia will be alleviated.

Spinal/Hip Re-alignment

  • Individuals learn to avoid pain by walking/moving in a different way than how the body is supposed to. This results in pain in the hips and back, as the body is being pulled in various ways. Manipulation and mobilization will be used to realign the body to its proper form.

Footwear/Orthotics

  • A chiropractor will make adjustments to the feet, ankles, and spine to reduce pain and relieve the pressure on the plantar fascia. Supportive footwear and orthotics could be recommended for extended/preventative care. Once diagnosed with a foot problem wearing proper shoes that support the feet is essential.
  • Orthotics can also help prevent injury to the back, joints, and muscles that were stretched or over-worked from an abnormal gait. When the pressure is relieved, the ligament starts to heal. This can take a few weeks. The result is a healthier heel/foot with proper function. Chiropractic can accelerate the healing process combined with home care. If pain is presenting in the heel, do not delay and focus on healing the foot.

Reduce Plantar Fasciitis

 


Dr. Alex Jimenez�s Blog Post Disclaimer

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, and sensitive health issues and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate and support directly or indirectly our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation as to how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. The provider(s) Licensed in Texas& New Mexico*

References

Goff, James D, and Robert Crawford. �Diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis.��American family physician�vol. 84,6 (2011): 676-82.

Anterior/Posterior Pelvic Tilt Prevention with Chiropractic Foot Orthotics

Anterior/Posterior Pelvic Tilt Prevention with Chiropractic Foot Orthotics

Few individuals realize they have problems with their feet. Flat feet can cause anterior or posterior pelvic tilt. This is a condition where the pelvis tilts too far forward or too far backward. Individuals can go through their entire life without realizing they have some type of foot issue. This can cause poor support in the lumbar spine generating back problems and chronic illness. The problem with foot issues is that it can set-up a chain of physiological deficiencies. This can include:
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Many accept these health issues as part of their normal physiology. However, flat-feet and other related musculoskeletal issues can be identified and corrected with proper support. Custom Foot Orthotics for the foot issue/s and chiropractic alignment for the whole-body. Based on the assessment of the spinal curvature and posture of the individual, a chiropractor will be able to determine to what degree the pelvic tilt and foot problem/s need to be corrected.

Foot Orthotic Support

How orthotics function to promote proper posture and alleviate back pain works like this.
  • First, immediate support to the feet that are weakened, unbalanced, and lack physiological strength is provided. This generates proper posture and balance all the way up the spine.
  • Second, the feet are able to remodel themselves over time as they become accustomed to the new support.
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Pelvic Tilt Identification

Chiropractors utilize orthotics when correcting anterior or posterior pelvic tilt. This is because the conditions are the direct result of a poor/weakened foundation. When there is little or no natural arch of the foot there is no support for the: The lower body needs this support from these various muscle groups with many in the lower back. This causes strain on these muscles and causes pelvic and potential spinal misalignment. Depending on the progress of the tilt/misalignment and posture, will aid a chiropractor to determine the best treatment approach.  
 

Rebuilding

Chiropractic adjustments will be able to restore the lumbar support that was weakened or lost from foot issues. A chiropractor will go to the source or root of the problem. Foot orthotics can be a primary tool for re-training the feet for proper support. These orthotics are custom modeled to an individual�s feet. This promotes spinal and pelvic wellness combined with the right amount of support required for each foot. Over time, and as the feet remodel themselves the custom orthotics can also be remodeled allowing for continuous improvement. With time it�s possible for many to accomplish the restoration of the body’s musculoskeletal health. These include:
  • Strengthened foot arches
  • Stress and muscle tension alleviation
  • A re-trained proper lower back support
  • Restoration of proper spinal curvature
  • Correct and retrain anterior/posterior pelvic tilting habits

Custom Foot Orthotics

Foot orthotics require no effort. An individual just puts them in their footwear and done. The orthotics do the work for the individual when standing, walking, or running. If diagnosed with a pelvic tilt condition or are unsure if there is a tilt, contact a chiropractor about the benefits of foot orthotics.

Benefits of Functional Foot Orthotics

 

 

Dr. Alex Jimenez�s Blog Post Disclaimer

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, and sensitive health issues and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate and support directly or indirectly our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation as to how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. The provider(s) Licensed in Texas& New Mexico*
References
Betsch, Marcel, et al. �Influence of foot positions on the spine and pelvis.� Arthritis care & research�vol. 63,12 (2011): 1758-65. doi:10.1002/acr.20601
Summer Footwear, Back Pain and What To Know

Summer Footwear, Back Pain and What To Know

Summer footwear, although light and comfortable can lead to low back pain. Individuals with low back pain conditions/issues should opt for custom flip-flops or sandals. A few tips on how to choose the right summer footwear and avoid back pain. With the temperature going up we’re all ready to take out the shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops or sandals. That’s when back pain can flare-up.

There are a variety of things that can generate back pain like improper posture, muscle spasms, and various medical issues. However, everyday shoe choices can also impact the spine and cause back pain. NCBI studies backed by podiatrists have found that unstable shoes, e.g., cheap flip-flops, and sandals can cause low back pain.

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Improper footwear allows biomechanical abnormalities affecting the feet to be compounded and worsened. This leads to increased pain in the knees, hips, and lower back. Accurately fitted shoes and orthotics are some of the best footwear for lower back pain. While flip-flops and sandals unless they are orthotic based offer little to no support.

Summer Footwear Back Pain

Like any type of mechanical system, if there is something wrong in one area, other problem issues begin to arise in other areas. It is the same with the body. If there is an issue with the feet it can affect the knees and hips, rising up to the spine causing back pain.

Summer shoes can worsen any of these underlying issues that often individuals don’t even know they had until they see a doctor for their back pain. This usually begins with the foot type. Those with flat feet tend to force the muscles and tendons in the feet to work more leading to tendinitis.

Arches that have fallen or dropped and remain unsupported can lead to arthritis development in the knees and the wearing down of the medial meniscus. Knees that do not function properly place added stress on the hips and lower back. This can lead to disc degeneration of the intervertebral discs. �

Foot Arch Type

Anatomical anomalies like fallen arches/flat feet and high arches can cause back pain differently. Hyperpronation happens in flat feet causing the arches to collapse. This places more pressure on the inside of the legs and knees, which creates more imbalance in the hips and low back. �

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Summer Footwear, Back Pain and What To Know

Hyper supination happens in high-arched feet causing the arches to rise. This places the pressure on the outside of the legs and knees, leading to muscle imbalances on the outside of the legs along with the hips and low back. Wearing unsupportive shoes like flip-flops, sandals, and heels for a long time, can cause back pain or make an existing condition worse. �

Either flat feet or high-arched feet left untreated can lead to long-term injuries and extended/over wear and tear of the spine’s vertebrae and intervertebral discs. Summer footwear choices can influence discomfort and back pain.

The Right Shoes

Summer footwear that doesn’t generate back pain doesn’t mean that you have to throw out the flip-flops. Look for shoes or flip-flops that are highly durable, sturdy, that don’t bend in the middle, and only at the toes.

For those with flat feet look for sufficient arch support to prevent hyperpronation. Pay attention to the details of the shoes/flip-flops/sandals. For example, added cushion, or ankle support could mean the difference between pain and relief. There are sandals that have ankle straps to keep the feet in place. This prevents the feet from slipping out, provides better stability during walks, and can help prevent tendinitis. �

It is better to avoid anything with a heel, especially sandals or flip-flops that have a heel/high lift. These force the individual to shift their center of gravity forward forcing the arching of the spine when standing. This position definitely contributes to back pain.

Customized Footwear

Customized flip-flops or sandals that won�t cause any back pain are available with the help of a podiatrist or a chiropractor that helps and works with podiatrists. 3D-scans can be done to make fully-customized flip-flops that support the arches based on the scan. �

Excessive Foot Pronation and Custom Foot Orthotics

 


Dr. Alex Jimenez�s Blog Post Disclaimer

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, and sensitive health issues and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate and support directly or indirectly our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation as to how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. The provider(s) Licensed in Texas& New Mexico*

Walking Gait the Spine and Back Pain

Walking Gait the Spine and Back Pain

The way a person walks is known as gait. A problem with gait can indicate pain in a patient as well as serious conditions like diabetes and arthritis. An individual’s gait can be very telling revealing problems in the:

  • Feet
  • Ankles
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Spine

It is a diagnostic tool for a variety of conditions, injuries, and syndromes including autism. When it comes to chiropractic, an individual’s gait can offer important information regarding the root of the complaints, allowing for a more well-rounded, whole-body approach. If you think that the way you walk or moves does not matter, think again, as it could save you from developing back problems in the long run.

 

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Gait Analysis

Gait analysis consists of a set of tests designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s gait. It is a study of human movement/motion that involves observing the individual and using specialized instruments that measure body movements, muscle activity, and body mechanics.

It is an assessment tool to provide insight into creating a treatment plan for people who have conditions or injuries that affect their ability to walk. It is utilized in sports biomechanics to help athletes gain optimal movement and for identifying problems with movement or posture, especially those with injuries. During the analysis, the individual may be asked to walk in a certain pattern or on a treadmill, that is usually connected to a computer, while the chiropractor/therapist looks at them from different angles.

 

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Cameras are placed at different points to capture various views/perspectives including the front, back, and sides. The individual might have markers placed at certain points on the body like the knee, ankle, pelvis, etc. As the person moves, the computer captures data of the movement with a three-dimensional calculation of each marker. It generates a model to assess the movement of the skeletal structure, resulting in a detailed analysis of each joint�s movement.

Factors that Affect Gait

There are factors that affect an individual’s gait and that information is necessary for the analysis to be accurate. Age, gender, height, and weight of the individual is vital because men and women move differently and as individual age their body structure changes. Excess weight or physique can affect an individual’s posture and gait.

Shoes or not wearing shoes will also affect gait, as the terrain individuals walk on, and articles they carry, like a purse or backpack, changes how we walk. Other factors include:

  • Body proportion
  • State of mind
  • Emotions
  • Stress level
  • Personality type
  • Pathological factors such as
  • Neurological diseases
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal issues

This is also measured and factored into the analysis data that includes the patients:

  • Length of stride
  • Cadence
  • Hip angle
  • Foot angle
  • Step length
  • Walking
  • Motion speed

Advantages of a Gait Analysis

Getting a gait analysis can be very helpful because it can provide invaluable insight into how your body is aligned and how it moves. It is a great diagnostic tool for identifying health issues related to the gait, spine, and feet and can also help provide early detection of health issues before the onset of symptoms.

If your chiropractor recommends you get a gait analysis it could be they suspect that something is going on, or it could mean they want a more thorough examination to provide optimal care. If you have any concerns talk with your chiropractor and ask them any questions that you have prior to the analysis, as stress and anxiety can put tension on the muscles and body, thus affecting the results.


 

Reduce Excessive Foot Pronation with Custom Foot Orthotics

 


 

NCBI Resources

 

Reasons To Use Custom Foot Orthotics For Back Pain Relief

Reasons To Use Custom Foot Orthotics For Back Pain Relief

Are Your Shoes Causing Back Pain

Musculoskeletal health is one of the highest costs in healthcare today.

There are 1 in 2 Americans that have a musculoskeletal condition. And the need for support along with body alignment is at an all-time high.

In today’s world surveys found that Americans wear two to three pairs of shoes during the week.

However, these shoes are not made to support:

  • The body
  • Fit the feet
  • And can be dangerous to general musculoskeletal health

Health and freedom from pain are important factors in a healthy quality of life. But it starts with proper support for the body that begins from the ground up.

 

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Many believe that to get proper support all you need is to buy top shoes that are optimized with athletic properties. While athletic shoes are definitely more comfortable they do not provide adequate support for the body and can affect posture and the body’s alignment.

The shoes out on the market today, whether athletic or dress are more about fashion than function. These shoes are designed based on sample sizes. Shoe companies use for men a size ten and for women a size eight for their sample. Then material isadded or subtracted to create the larger or smaller sizes.

The resultant shoes are designed to fit and provide optimum performance but are not customized to conform to each individual’s unique feet.�

  • Shoes are designed to protect feet from the elements and adapt to various activities.
  • They are not designed to handle the additional forces necessary to support the body.

Take a look at the extensive wear patterns on your shoes and see if there are imbalances in the feet. If there are areas that are really worn/flattened out then there can be severe pronation taking place. This is one serious reason to look into foot orthotics,

  • Not to worry, as excessive foot pronation affects everyone.
  • While at school, work or conducting daily chores is when individuals pronate and while wearing shoes with no arch/spine support.
  • Pronation in the feet combined with shoes that don’t fit with no support has a negative impact on posture and alignment.

With no sufficient support, the body reverts to the imbalanced state. With continued use and not addressed will cause pain in the:

  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Neck

And unfortunately, most of us ignore and even power through the pain caused by the poor fit and lack of support from these shoes.

 

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Reasons to Use Custom Orthotics

  1. The feet make up the body�s foundation. Just like a house, problems with the foundation will create problems throughout the structure over time. Therefore if the foundation is remedied properly then the other issues remedy themselves or are easier to treat because the feet are already taken care of.
  2. Feet problems/issues create back problems. Fixing foot problems will make a difference with the back pain treatment plan.
  3. Individuals think their feet are just fine. However, they don’t know what problems are in the background waiting for the worst moment to present. Imbalance/dysfunction is a silent issue that can ripple into many problems along with pain in the spine.
  4. Feet are as unique as fingerprints. Custom orthotics will make a vast difference between the right and left foot and accommodate the body to achieve its full potential.
  5. Custom orthotics are built just for you. Based on a high-resolution 3D scan of your feet, that is sent to a Foot Levelers� team of technicians, who create your 100% unique, tailored foot orthotic/s.

 

 

Don�t be fooled by over-the-counter knock offs. These are mass-produced insoles that can worsen pain. And while most cases of back pain respond well with Chiropractic care, adding custom foot orthotics will enhance the effectiveness of the treatment with no need for surgery or side effects from medications.

Other Reasons

Custom orthotics also helps with:

Your feet and your body will thank you and will improve health by maintaining proper posture, combined with full-body support to achieve optimal quality of life.


 

How to eliminate Back Pain naturally | (2020) Foot Levelers |El Paso, Tx

 


 

NCBI Resources

When there are problems with the feet, it can cause problems through the legs and all the way to the spine. This can cause the ankle to pronate, meaning it rolls inward. This alters the way the�bones of the foot�line up which extends through the tibia, or shin bone.

This can cause a condition called knock knees and it can change the way the entire body is aligned. This puts the body out of balance, destabilizing the spine, and can even cause the pelvis to tilt to one side or the other. When you are walking or standing, the stress caused by the misalignment can create a domino effect, causing or contributing to low back pain.

 

Degenerative Disc Disease Can Cause Nerve Pain in the Feet

Degenerative Disc Disease Can Cause Nerve Pain in the Feet

Q: Dr. Jimenez, I have a question about degenerative disc disease, and that is can it cause nerve pain in the feet? El Paso, TX.

A: Yes in certain cases, degenerative disc disease (DDD) can cause nerve problems with the feet.

Degenerative disc disease, specifically of the lower spine, can cause nerve pain to radiate and spread into the feet from the spine.

Degenerative disc disease

Is a spine condition that’s caused by everyday wear and tear of the spine can lead to significant loss of disc height.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Degenerative Disc Disease Can Cause Nerve Pain in the Feet

A disc can also herniate and push on the nerves that flow into the feet, and cause:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness

The wear and tear of the spine combined with a herniated disc can pinch the nerves that go to the feet.

There is a condition known as foraminal spinal stenosis when the spinal foramen or the small opening between the bones of the spine begins to narrow and tighten so the nerves get compressed and do not allow signals and chemicals to flow properly.

This could explain the pain or other symptoms in the foot.

DDD can cause nerve problems in the feet, back and chronic back pain is the most common symptom of degenerative disc disease.

Common degenerative disc disease symptoms

The pain increases when:

  1. Sit down for a long time
  2. Bending
  3. Lifting
  4. Twisting

The pain decreases with:

  1. Walking
  2. Running
  3. Lying down
  4. Continually changing body positions

It’s important to remember that nerve issues with the feet are not always caused by spinal conditions, this could include

  • Infections like discitis
  • Injuries like a spinal fracture

 

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Degenerative Disc Disease Can Cause Nerve Pain in the Feet

Treatment

Depending on how severe the nerve problem is, there are a number of treatment options. These range from:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Over-the-counter medication

Talk to a doctor or a chiropractor about the right treatment option for foot nerve pain. Whether it is caused by degenerative disc disease or some other condition.

 

Does degenerative disc disease go away

Degenerative disc disease symptoms can be managed by making small lifestyle changes.

Healthy diet

Begin with:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Fish
  • Lean meats
  • Beans
  • Healthy fats like fish and olive oil

These can help maintain a healthy weight, as being overweight puts extra pressure on the spine that leads to increased back pain. Consult with a registered dietitian or health coach to discuss the best foods for your diet.

Exercise

  • A training regimen that incorporates aerobic, strength and flexibility exercises that can help manage degenerative disc symptoms.
  • A personal trainer or sports chiropractor that has experience rehabilitating patients with spine conditions. They can teach exercises that can help relieve pain and other symptoms.

Physical/Chiropractic

Chiropractic or physical therapy can offer stretches and exercises to improve:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Range of motion
  • They can develop a custom physical therapy program

Regular chiropractic and physical therapy can help restore proper body mechanics, proper posture, as well as, avoiding positions that cause pain.

Surgery

Surgery is considered a last resort or if the condition is progressing and getting worse. If surgery is needed, your doctor will discuss the best treatment option for your condition.


 

Difference Foot Orthotics Make to *REDUCE FOOT PAIN* & Correct Posture | El Paso, TX.

 


 

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Chiropractic focuses on restoring and maintaining overall health and wellness. Through the use of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, a chiropractor can re-align the spine, and improve a patient�s strength, mobility, and flexibility.

The Wrong Way To Treat Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, TX.

The Wrong Way To Treat Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, TX.

Plantar Fasciitis means that there is inflammation of the tissue in the foot/feet and around 2 million Americans have it.

Many think that it only affects the heel, but it can affect any part of the bottom of the foot as all of the tissue is at risk for inflammation.

  • Early morning pain/stiffness is a good indication that plantar fasciitis is the cause.
  • Pain or discomfort after spending a long time on your feet can also be an indication.

People that are on their feet throughout the day/night like:

  • Construction workers
  • Factory workers
  • Teachers
  • Healthcare workers

Are at higher risk but anyone can get it.

Being flat-footed, sedentary and between the ages of 40 � 60 increases the chances of getting plantar fasciitis.

Many ignore the symptoms and turn to ineffective treatment.

This is the wrong way to treat plantar fasciitis.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol Ste. 128 The Wrong Way To Treat Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, TX.

 

Ignoring the Issue

A busy life, ignoring the pain/discomfort until it becomes overbearing.

Most of us think that we just have sore feet or lower back pain from:

  • Stress
  • Being tired
  • Over-exertion

And think/hope that the pain will go away in a day or two.

But, waiting could prolong and cause more problems.

Ignoring an issue like this can lead to intense pain and immobility that will definitely negatively impact one’s lifestyle.

Additionally, ignoring instead of treating it can lead to pain and damage to other areas of the body like:

 

Using Temporary Over the Counter Remedies

Over-the-counter or OTC remedies don’t do anything but give some temporary relief, if any at all, but the thing to take away here is that this kind of treatment can exacerbate the issue.

  1. An example of this remedy solution is using store-bought shoe inserts that don’t provide support for the feet and can worsen the condition.
  2. Over the counter, treatment can cost more money in the end, and all this without relief.
  3. These types of insoles are not designed for long-term, daily use. This means they have to be replaced sooner.
  4. Options like wraps and tape also give short-term relief but are not designed to treat the root cause to get rid of it.
  5. Work with a professional to help you get a customized plant like an orthotic insole that will effectively treat the plantar fasciitis and bring long-lasting relief.

 

Self-Diagnosing & Treatment

This condition can be difficult to identify because of the varying symptoms. Patients could have all or only a few of them.

Symptoms include:

  • Sharp pain when waking up
  • Heel spurs
  • Painful arches

The causes can also vary and include:

  • Lifestyle
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Unique composition, shape, and size of the foot

Since it is different for everyone, many try to self-diagnose and do it incorrectly.

Then they try to create their own treatment plans which can be ineffective and dangerous.

Proper treatment requires professional medical attention and not just looking up symptoms online. Treatment is also more than just changing shoes or buying an insole at the local drug or shoe store.

Looking up symptoms and self-diagnosing is not a bad thing, but get a second opinion from a health professional like a chiropractor to make sure that you’re correct and to guide you in obtaining the proper treatment.

 

Pain Reliever Overuse

Pain relievers are not for treating pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

The convenience of pain relievers like Tylenol and acetaminophen makes it easy to take as soon as the pain kicks in.

The problem is that overuse can be dangerous to the body and can cause:

  • Kidney problems
  • Mask symptoms
  • Disguise other serious issues
  • Addiction potential�

The best treatment does not require pain relievers.

A professional can help you find relief without pills.

 

Not Listening to Professional Advice

Trying to schedule a doctor�s appointment can be overwhelming.

  • Trying to figure out what your insurance covers
  • Trying to find the time to see a doctor
  • Finding the right one

Many avoid it altogether and hope the pain goes away.

Many make assumptions about treatment that makes them avoid the doctor,

People have anxiety and are scared of the doctor or what the doctor will find.

There are plenty of excuses for not seeing a qualified professional that specializes in whatever condition you may have.

This is not the case here, the physical therapy or chiropractic care doesn’t go on for weeks or a bunch of follow up appointments.

Relief can be as simple as a customized orthotic insole and an adjustment to the lower back.

Reach out to a chiropractor that can identify, treat and get you moving and pain-free.

Pain and discomfort do not have to be part of normal life.

Saying age or lifestyle is the cause and there’s nothing you can do about it is ridiculous. Remember there are solutions to help prevent and maintain comfort within your body. Give us a call and let us help you live your life pain-free.


 

Plantar Fasciitis, Reduce *FOOT PAIN* with Custom Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

Gloria Casillas experienced painful symptoms before visiting Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX. Gloria describes how her foot pain gradually developed into plantar fasciitis and how it tremendously affected her quality of life. Gloria Casillas discusses how custom foot orthotics helped her achieve foot pain relief from her plantar fasciitis. Gloria highly recommends Dr. Jimenez as the non-surgical choice for foot pain and plantar fasciitis. Gloria Casillas is grateful for the use of custom foot orthotics.


 

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Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax.

 

Poor Biomechanics, Overuse Injury, Runner’s Knee and Chiropractic

Poor Biomechanics, Overuse Injury, Runner’s Knee and Chiropractic

One of the most recognized running injuries is runner�s knee. However, runner�s knee is not an injury but a result of different injuries. Running can hurt when improper mechanics, inadequate shoes, and cheap over the counter insoles are being used. It can lead to:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Runner�s knee

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Poor Biomechanics, Overuse Injury, Runner's Knee and Chiropractic El Paso, TX.

 

Runner�s knee is not an actual injury in of itself

It�s a broad description of knee pain caused by other knee injuries, which include:

  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)
  • Chondromalacia patella

This can keep runners sidelined, annually.

Runner�s knee is caused by usually one of two things: poor biomechanics and overuse.

Feet are the foundation of the body and if not taken care of, pain

Feet are 99% normal at birth.

Then life takes over and issues begin to arise.

8% develop foot conditions, then�by age 5 that number jumps to 41% and 80%� at twenty.

By forty pretty much everyone has a foot condition or some type of foot pain from work and activity.

These foot issues then begin to set up problems for the rest of the body, especially the generalized condition of back pain or leg/knee/hip problems.

Being able to foresee and realize a potential problem with the feet can PREVENT other injuries from beginning to present themselves and dodge any issues that can affect health and lifestyle.

Runners who are able to avoid injury are those that land the lightest, much like a cat and sustain the lowest level of impact.

Runners think about landing softly and adjust their stride so they land closer to the midfoot.

However, it’s easier said than done.

Most runners tend to be heel-strikers

  1. Runners with excessive pronation that try to change to a forefoot strike pattern are more prone to inner foot and ankle injuries,
  2. And runners with high arches that try to change to a forefoot strike pattern end up with sprained ankles and metatarsal fractures.
  3. Runners try to treat the pain with stretches or exercises that target the area, but the source of the pain is actually elsewhere and they don’t realize it and are treating the wrong area.
  4. A lot of the time the source of the imbalance comes from the feet.
  5. An overlooked option for reducing knee injury and pain is the use of custom orthotics.

Custom orthotics align and support the foot/ankle in a more normal physiologic position for weight-bearing, which prevents dysfunction and improves the function of the body as a whole.

What they do is:

  • Make a symmetrical foundation that blocks pronation and supports supination
  • Give the heels shock absorption
  • Stops serial stress throughout the body
  • Enhances re-educating muscle-memory

Custom-made orthotics help reduce the impact of heel strikes when running or walking.

Shock absorption is a must when there is

  • Instability
  • Chronic degeneration
  • Inflammatory arthritis

Orthotics that are designed specifically to cushion the impact load from running can reduce pain triggers throughout the body.

 

Avoiding knee injuries

When orthotic care is indicated, custom-made functional orthotics can help reduce pain.

Look for orthotics that support the running gait and

  • Absorb shock at heel-strike
  • Support mid-stance
  • Provide propulsion at toe-off

 

Excessive Foot Pronation can Affect *FOOT POSTURE & MOBILITY* | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

 

The following video discusses how excessive foot pronation can ultimately have an effect on foot posture and mobility. Several things can impact foot posture and mobility, such as excessive foot pronation. Excessive foot pronation is most widespread among the overall populace, therefore, it’s regarded as one of the most frequent factors for abnormal foot posture and mobility, which can lead to a variety of health issues like overuse injuries. Excessive foot pronation and supination can ultimately impact general health and wellness.


 

What’s Afoot

Misalignment can be caused by many common runners� experiences including running on the same type of surface every day, running on a slanted surface such as a beach or replacing running shoes too infrequently. As a runner, you can work to vary your running surfaces and keep a better watch on your shoes, but your chiropractor will let you know if your body is in need of more balance.

 

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If you are an active amateur or a competitive runner, using the services of a chiropractor can make a vast change in your overall health, reduce your pain from injuries and improve your alignment for a more effective run. Runners may not even realize that the tension they feel is the beginning of pain caused by being out of balance until it is adjusted. Chiropractic adjustments are often part and parcel of a runner�s training program to strengthen and improve performance. They can also help�recover from pregnancy�and postpartum bodily changes.

 

 

Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

Around 3 million individuals suffer from plantar fasciitis

 

11860 Vista Del Sol Ste. 128 Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

 

  • Heel pain
  • Foot pain
  • Spurs
  • Tight tendons
  • Stiffness

 

Signs of a long day, wearing the wrong shoes, both or you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. We don’t take our health seriously until we go through excruciating pain or some form of debilitation. Feet are the foundation of the body and when they are not at 100% there are going to be problems.

Identifying, diagnosing, and treating plantar fasciitis can be fast and easy with chiropractic orthotics!

 

What is it?

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the tissues in your foot.

People think it only affects the heel, however, it can affect any or all of the bottom of the foot. Because it�s the tissue between the toes and heel that gets inflamed.

  • The tissue is called �fascia� hence the name of the condition: plantar fasciitis.
  • Heel spurs were once thought to be the cause of the discomfort, but now is a symptom of plantar fasciitis.
  • Many people who have plantar fasciitis wake up with stabbing pain in the bottom of their feet during the first few steps of their day.
  • Early morning pain and stiffness is a big indication of PF.
  • Also called �policeman�s heel,� pain and discomfort also arise after long periods of standing, walking, exercise.
  • The fascia in the foot acts as a shock absorber, which helps support the arch of the foot.
  • With time, increased tension, small tears begin to happen in the fascia, that leads to the inflammation.

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Who gets Plantar Fasciitis?

People that stand on their feet for long hours, such as:

  • Factory workers
  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Retail employees

Are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

 

Improper Footwear/Posture

Wearing improper shoes, meaning too tight, too loose is another contributing factor.

Shoes that have arch support and heel protection are considered best and help to avoid pain and discomfort.

  • Poor posture
  • Abnormal walking gait

When heel or foot pain is not treated, it can lead to

  • Back
  • Knee
  • Hip problems�

Many adjust their walking to compensate for the pain and discomfort that can lead to more problems.

Being flat-footed raises the likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis regardless of age or lifestyle.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol Ste. 128 Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

 

Other Contributing Factors

Weight also contributes to plantar fasciitis because it puts greater stress and tension on the feet as they hold the body. Exercise can help, but be sure that they are exercises specifically designed to help treat plantar fasciitis. Because certain types of exercise like running, aerobics, jumping, and dance-based workouts can lead to heel pain and plantar fasciitis.

Diagnosis

Identifying and diagnosing plantar fasciitis is straightforward and relatively easy. Diagnosing plantar fasciitis does not require an X-Ray or MRI, which is one reason many people avoid seeking treatment. But it’s best to seek the advice of a trusted healthcare professional.

Treatment

There are several ways to treat plantar fasciitis:

  • Rest is one of the best remedies, especially if it is caused by exercise or excessive stress.
  • Icing the area can help manage the pain
  • Stretching and/or light physical therapy
  • Stretches that focus on the Achilles tendon and lower leg muscles help stabilize and strengthen the ankles and heels.

This helps to:

  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Workout
  • Move around

Chiropractic and physical therapy can help with:

  • Stretching the muscles and tendons
  • Work out and tension
  • Provide day-to-day stretches

 

 

  • Kinesio taping along the bottom of the foot, heel, and lower leg but should be done first by a professional like your chiropractor to show the proper and most effective method then you can do it yourself.
  • Chiropractic orthotics, or custom insoles, can help immensely because they are custom made to each individual.
There are a variety of types designed for various types of pain and discomfort.

 

Custom chiropractic orthotics can work in nearly any type of shoe.

  1. Athletic/Tennis/Skate shoes
  2. Work Shoes/Boots
  3. High heels
  4. Sandals

They are easily and custom made specifically to your body, which factors in your weight, posture, and gait.

If you�re experiencing any of the symptoms like heel pain, throbbing pain when you wake-up, or pain along the arch of your foot, then don’t hesitate and make an appointment with us today!

Our chiropractic/physical therapy team will teach you how to make small adjustments to your lifestyle, show you how to stretch properly, and how to use custom chiropractic orthotics to get you back on your feet with comfort, control and freedom to live your life.


 

Manage *PLANTAR FASCIITIS PAIN* with Custom Foot Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

 

Gloria underwent foot pain that stretched throughout her body. Her plantar fasciitis developed because of her regular activities. Gloria explains how her well-being has been influenced by her afflictions. The custom made foot orthotics supplied for her by Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, tremendously helped relieve her foot pain and plantar fasciitis symptoms. Gloria explains the comfort that the custom-made foot orthotics supplied for her symptoms. Gloria highly recommends Dr. Alex Jimenez as the non-surgical selection for foot pain and plantar fasciitis treatment, among other problems.


 

What’s Afoot

Particularly true with foot dysfunction is when the mechanics of the foot are off, which can throw off the alignment of the entire body.�Overpronation and oversupination in the foot�can lead to severe and�chronic back pain. Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in the ankle. This pain could generally be due to an injury, such as a sprain, or due to another health issue. As stated by the National University of Health Sciences, or NUHS, an ankle sprain is one of the most frequent causes of foot pain, making up 85 percent of all ankle injuries. A sprain occurs when the ligaments tear or are overstretched.

Chiropractors utilize a combination of treatment techniques and methods to ease ankle and foot pain. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective, alternative treatment option which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of injuries and conditions associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system, including foot and ankle pain.

 

VasyliMedical Manipulation of the Ankle_PF


 

NCBI Resources

Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome�is the most common cause of heel pain, that results from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma.�Individuals describe the pain like sharp stabbing or deep aching in the middle of the heel or along the bottom of the foot that happens when walking or standing. Pain arises in the morning after taking the first few steps or after extended periods of sitting/lying down/non-activity.

 

Treat *PLANTAR FASCIITIS* with Orthopedic Foot Orthotics

Treat *PLANTAR FASCIITIS* with Orthopedic Foot Orthotics

Gloria experienced considerable foot pain which extended throughout her entire body. Her plantar fasciitis developed due to her everyday physical activities. Gloria describes how her foot pain and plantar fasciitis affected her quality of life. The custom foot orthotics provided to her by Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, tremendously helped improve her foot pain and plantar fasciitis symptoms. Gloria describes how much comfort the custom foot orthotics provided for her painful symptoms. Gloria highly recommends Dr. Alex Jimenez as the non-surgical choice for foot pain and plantar fasciitis treatment, among other health issues.

 

Treat *PLANTAR FASCIITIS & FOOT PAIN* with Orthopedic Foot Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

 

This condition affects approximately 2 million people in the United States a year.

There are doctors that believe bone spurs are the cause, and surgery is needed. However, bone spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis. Surgery will not eliminate the pain but may weaken or even rupture the plantar fascia

Symptoms

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel
  • Pain in the arch of the foot
  • Pain that is usually worse upon arising
  • Pain that increases over a period of months
  • Swelling on the bottom of the heel

 

Causes:

  • Improper footwear
  • Strenuous activity
  • Obesity
  • Over-pronation
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Poor shock absorption shoes

Plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in middle-aged patients.

We also see it often in those who place a great deal of stress on their feet like:

  • Runners
  • Athletes�
  • Soldiers

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How Chiropractic Helps Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic care is a very effective treatment for plantar fasciitis as well as the pain that is caused by the condition. Chiropractic for plantar fasciitis involves a very precise technique that involves adjustments to the feet and ankles as well as spinal alignment. This provides several benefits.

  • Reduces Stress in the Plantar Fascia�� When a ligament is inflamed or stressed the tissue can develop very small tears that cause the pain of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax.
  • Promotes Healing�� When the stress on the plantar fascia is reduced through these chiropractic adjustments, the foot can begin to heal. The chiropractor may also recommend specific exercises that stretch the ligament and help it heal. They may also advise the patient of lifestyle changes as well as nutritional adjustments that can help with the pain and condition.
  • Provides Effective Pain Management � Chiropractic is a very effective way to manage pain throughout the body. Spinal adjustments allow better communication between the brain and nerves, allowing the central nervous system to function more effectively. Condition-specific adjustments speak to the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. This means a more effective form of pain management that is longer lasting.
  • Reduces the Risk of Further Injury�� When a person has a condition like plantar fasciitis, they will often adjust their gait in an effort to avoid the pain. This puts stress on other parts of the body and can lead to back pain, sore joints, strained muscles, and other problems. Chiropractic�s�whole-body approach�helps the person realign their body properly so that they stand and walk properly. This helps them avoid further injury and discomfort.

 


 

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  • Easy to use:�User-friendly easy touch screen.
  • Engaging:�Videos explain the importance of healthy feet and the benefits of custom-made orthotics.
  • Cloud-based:�Results can be securely accessed from anywhere.
  • Comprehensive:�Easily retrieve previous scans to compare them to new scans and see the difference.

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The Foot Levelers Kiosk saves time so you can spend more time living your life.

 


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What’s Afoot

Plantar fasciitis is caused when the ligament that connects your toes to your heel (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed, swollen, and weak. This causes the bottom of your foot or heel to hurt when you walk or stand, especially when you first wake or after sitting for a long time. The pain tends to be sharp and stabbing. It is the most common�cause of heel pain and is more prevalent among middle-aged people. However, anyone can get it at any age, especially people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

 

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Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis�is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care.

 

Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome is the most common cause of heel pain, that results from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma. Individuals describe the pain like sharp stabbing or deep aching in the middle of the heel or along the bottom of the foot that happens when walking or standing. Pain arises in the morning after taking the first few steps or after extended periods of sitting/lying down/non-activity.

As the foot relaxes in the evening, the fascia gains new tears in the morning, that stars the painful cycle all over.

Either one heel or both, the condition can become chronic and can be difficult to heal without a combination of conservative treatments.

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

Causes:

  • Improper footwear
  • Strenuous activity
  • Obesity
  • Over-pronation
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Poor shock absorption shoes

Plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in middle-aged patients.

We also see it often in those who place a great deal of stress on their feet like:

  • Runners
  • Athletes�
  • Soldiers

This condition affects approximately 2 million people in the United States a year.

There are doctors that believe bone spurs are the cause, and surgery is needed. However, bone spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis. Surgery will not eliminate the pain but may weaken or even rupture the plantar fascia

Symptoms

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel
  • Pain in the arch of the foot
  • Pain that is usually worse upon arising
  • Pain that increases over a period of months
  • Swelling on the bottom of the heel

Treat Plantar Fasciitis

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

At Home:

  • Ice and massage on the sore area using a FootWheel� or a golf ball
  • Run and walk on soft surfaces
  • Stretch the plantar fascia and the calf muscle area to prevent inflammation.

Recommended Stretches:

  1. Taking a lunge position with the injured foot behind and keep your heels flat on the floor, lean into a wall, and bend the knees.
  2. A stretch should be felt in the sole and the Achilles tendon area.
  3. Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds.
  4. Try this stretch with the back leg straight.
  5. Rest

Prevention

  • Stretch before activity
  • Maintain proper weight
  • Wear supportive footwear

Custom orthotics are recommended to keep the foot in proper alignment and reduce stress on the plantar fascia.

Recovery

Recovery can take time, but rest assured that 90% of patients recover in 6�9 months.

Shoe Guide

The average American takes around 5 – 6 thousand steps a day. Wearing the right shoe and orthotic is important for the health of your feet and your whole body.

 

Here is a quick reference guide for choosing shoes that are right for you

Get Shoes With:

  • Square or wide toe box
  • Heel lower than two inches in height
  • 1/2 inch of space between the long toe and tip of the shoe
  • Arch support For all 3 arches
  • Wiggle room for toes, especially the big toe

Don’t Get Shoes With:

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  • Really high heels, but if you must then try to do so for no more than two hours
  • Stiletto heels are terrible with balance, again if you must try thicker heels
  • Pointy toed shoes
  • Flat footwear like sandals, but if you must then wear them with custom orthotics

Other considerations:

  • Don’t go by the size alone
  • Various manufacturers size differently, plus feet grow larger as we age. With pregnancy, you can gain up in size
  • Because the feet swell throughout the day, up to 8%, you should shoe shop at the end of the day to ensure the fit is correct and proper.

 

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Foot problems can affect the overall well-being of the human body. Many health issues which affect the foot can result in poor posture, low back pain, and sciatica. These imbalances can ultimately result in a variety of other health issues. Custom-made foot orthotics can help promote and support overall well-being by relieving foot problems. The following video discusses how many health issues which affect the foot can cause a variety of foot problems, including poor posture, low back pain, and sciatica. Dr. Alex Jimenez is the non-surgical choice for foot problems and other health issues. Dr. Alex Jimenez can help promote and support overall well-being with the use of custom-made foot orthotics and other treatments approaches.


 

What’s Afoot

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis�is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care.

 

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While�chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis�on its own, it is also a very good complement to other treatments for the condition. Patients may use chiropractic in conjunction with physical therapy, massage, and even injections to manage the pain and treat the condition. It can also help with speeding healing and helping to provide better mobility.

 

Over-The-Counter Inserts Do This to Your Body El Paso, Texas

Over-The-Counter Inserts Do This to Your Body El Paso, Texas

Over-the-counter or (OTC) orthotic insoles are foot supports that can be made from various materials which include:

  • Foam
  • Leather
  • Plastic

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OTC insoles are designed to fit inside your shoe.

These have become popularized through T.V. commercials, fancy packaging and can be bought at pretty much any grocery/pharmacy store.

OTC’s can be marketed to:

  • Provide comfort�

Bring pain relief from common conditions:

  • Bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch support problems

OTC insoles are also available to fit in a variety of shoes:

  • High heels
  • Athletic shoes
  • Boots

That work with every individual’s lifestyle.

 

OTC insoles are dangerous and can cause more harm than help.

 

Many people do not realize their feet could be the cause of:

  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Back pain

This is why Chiropractors treat issues, such as plantar fasciitis by performing lower back adjustments and look to the feet when diagnosing and treating patients.

Patients must be cautioned against self-diagnosing and using OTC orthotics.

Custom made orthotic insoles are a great solution.

 

Here are the three bad things that OTC insoles can do to your body.

 

1. OTC Insoles Do Not Provide Support

 

  • Every person�s body is unique.

We are all different:

  • Heights
  • Weights
  • Have different body compositions

This also means that our feet are unique, with some of us even having two feet that completely different from one another. Because of our unique body composition, there is really no one-size-fits-all cure. When it comes to the feet, customization is the key. Ineffective support can lead to increased pain and discomfort.

 

The way to avoid ineffective support is to seek professional advice first.

 

  • You see the scanners inside the stores to help you find which insole is right for you, however, these are designed to sell, sell, sell.
  • Getting a foot scan by a medical professional that can assess your body and feet in person is the way to go.
  • They will talk with you, personally about treatment options and will help you find the best solution.

2. Make Physical Discomfort Worse & Cost You More Money because now you need Treatment

 

  • OTC insoles are typically made of inexpensive materials.
  • OTC insoles wear down faster and require constant replacement.

You could purchase the wrong type of OTC insole, which can create more pain and discomfort.� When experiencing pain or discomfort, our bodies are under stress. Stress also increases from financial burdens or seeking medical treatment which can be time-consuming and uncertain.

Self-diagnosing your issues while standing in a store can be dangerous, instead relieve your stress by seeking expert help.

Custom orthotics are also covered by some insurance providers.

 

3. The function of Your Foot/Ankle Worsens

 

  • Body function goes down when insoles are not properly prescribed or fitted.
  • The wrong insole can make a well-fitting shoe too tight for example.
  • Wrong insoles can redistribute body weight the wrong way to think that the foot pain is alleviated but then the ankles get sore or we can’t bend our feet.
  • Bad insoles can also make it difficult to run or walk.
  • Wearing the wrong insole can create new injuries.

Orthotics alter the way our bodies move and affect how we walk, stand, and absorb shock.

 

Selecting the right orthotic is essential to how our body functions every day.

Custom orthotics are designed specifically for an individual�s body:

  • Stabilize joints
  • Reduce pain
  • Prevent deformity
  • Create proper posture�
  • Improve foot function

Remember that it’s not possible to purchase� OTC insoles designed specifically for an individual.

But you can get custom fit orthotics to:

  • Relieve discomfort
  • Help your body operate properly
  • Save you stress and money

 

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Kent S. Greenawalt, President, and CEO of Foot Levelers discuss how custom foot orthotics can help reduce back pain, low back pain, and sciatica. In a recent research study published by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), researchers demonstrated that Foot Levelers custom foot orthotics help considerably reduce back pain and several of its associated health issues. The research study also demonstrated that Foot Levelers custom foot orthotics and chiropractic care help tremendously reduce low back pain and sciatica. Foot Levelers custom foot orthotics and chiropractic care helped improve the patient’s overall health and wellness. Dr. Alex Jimenez is a chiropractor in El Paso, TX who can help provide these benefits through the utilization of chiropractic care and Foot Levelers custom foot orthotics, among other treatments.


 

What’s Afoot

If you have low back pain�or have had it, you are not alone. Experts estimate that around�80% of people�will experience some type of back problem at some point in their lives.�The Global Burden of Disease 2010�lists low back pain as the number one cause of disability worldwide. The good news is the majority of back pain is mechanical in origin or is not organic. This means that infection, cancer, fracture, inflammatory arthritis, and other serious conditions are not the cause. In fact, you may benefit by looking to your feet, knees,�and hips as the culprits.

 

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Experienced chiropractors understand there are some other treatments in addition to chiropractic care that help aid pain management, increase mobility, and decrease healing time. Depending on the condition, individuals may experience a wide array of benefits from blending these treatments into their chiropractic treatment. One such treatment is orthotics or inserts. If life were a sandbox, chiropractic care and orthotics would be the best of friends. They treat muscle and skeletal conditions, as does chiropractic treatment.

 

 

Find Relief From Achilles Tendonitis Using Chiropractic El Paso, TX.

Find Relief From Achilles Tendonitis Using Chiropractic El Paso, TX.

If you are suffering from Achilles tendonitis, you are definitely not alone. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are the two most common causes of pain in the heel. Athletes and active individuals, in particular, find themselves developing pain in the heel from Achilles tendonitis, but it is possible to develop the condition even if you are not an athlete.

Fortunately, chiropractic and associated therapies can do a lot to relieve your heel pain. With a combination of chiropractic care and Active Release therapy, you can get back on your feet and back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Heel Pain Connected to the Achilles Tendon

Most people know how to point out the Achilles tendon. It is the large, thick tendon that travels up from the base of the heel and into the calf muscle. In fact, it connects the calf muscle and heel. It allows your body to transfer power from the calf muscle to the feet so that you can walk, run and jump. The Achilles tendon is strong and durable, but it is possible to overwork it and cause enough repetitive strain to develop tendonitis in the tendon.

 

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Pain Causes in the Achilles Tendon

There are several stages to the process of developing pain in the Achilles tendon. These include:

Micro-tears

Heavy use of the tendon can lead to small tears. The micro-tears that develop in the Achilles tendon are known as tendinosis. They may not be noticeable at first and you may not feel much pain or any pain at all. However, over time and with increased tearing, the condition can become chronic.

Tendonitis

When you start to feel pain in your Achilles tendon that keeps occurring or lasts for a few days, you are likely experiencing tendonitis. The pain and inflammation of tendonitis need to be treated to avoid developing a chronic condition.

Tendinosis

If the pain becomes chronic�meaning it never or rarely goes away�then you have developed tendinosis. Instead of being inflamed, tendinosis is characterized by a lack of inflammation and the development of scar tissue. The scar tissue makes the tendon stiff and is usually quite painful. The stiffness of the tendon makes it more prone to tearing.

Rupture

If the tendinosis is not treated properly the tendon can eventually tear. A torn tendon is referred to as a rupture and usually requires surgery.

 

Symptoms

  • Pain and stiffness around the lower leg, right above the back of the heel
  • Begins as a mild ache and worsens throughout the day
  • Jumping,� running, stair climbing, and sprinting can spark intense pain
  • Tenderness or stiffness especially in the morning, but improves with movement/activity

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

When you start to feel constant pain in your Achilles tendon it is time to go see your chiropractor. It is important to start treatment as soon as possible to avoid developing more advanced issues like tendinosis or even a ruptured tendon.

Your chiropractor will recommend several different types of treatment, including:

Active Release Therapy (ART)

ART is extremely effective for breaking up scar tissue and improving issues with soft tissues. Treatment can do a lot to improve the health of your tendon and the surrounding tissues to avoid further complications. It will also do a lot to help relieve the pain you are experiencing.

Chiropractic

Many times, the issues with your Achilles tendon are the result of misalignment in other parts of your body. When your joints are misaligned it tends to put extra stress on your feet and Achilles tendons. To minimize the stress on your joints, your chiropractor will adjust your spine and other joints to ensure proper alignment.

Get Help for Your Achilles Tendonitis

If you are experiencing heel pain, please get in touch with our chiropractic team. We can help to alleviate your pain and help you avoid experiencing further problems with your Achilles tendon.


 

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Foot pronation is the natural movement which occurs during foot landing while walking or running. Foot pronation also occurs while standing, and in this instance, it is the amount in which the foot rolls inward toward the arch. Foot pronation is normal, however, excessive foot pronation can cause a variety of health issues, including bad posture. The following video describes the 5 red flags of excessive foot pronation, which can ultimately affect a person’s overall health and wellness. Dr. Alex Jimenez can help diagnose and treat excessive foot pronation. Patients recommend Dr. Alex Jimenez and his staff as the non-surgical choice for excessive foot pronation health issues.


 

Orthotics

If you are considering custom orthotics, a health care professional such as Doctor Jimenez and Injury Medical Chiropractic Clinic can perform a foot scan to show you what imbalances in the feet can lead to. The foot scan will show how the orthotics can help. Following the foot scan, a report will provide the caregiver a�Pronation/Stability Index, Foot Assessment, and Body Assessment.

 

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What’s Afoot

Foot pain can commonly occur from various injuries. In the United States alone, about 2 million acute ankle sprains occur every year, one of the most prevalent causes of ankle pain. Chiropractic care is a popular alternative treatment option which can help treat a variety of health issues, including foot and ankle pain.

 

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Tendonitis often recurs in many people. This is due, at least in part to improper or incomplete healing. Many people will resume normal activities as soon as the pain subsides when they should continue caring for the injury so that it can heal completely. This leads to inflammation of the area again as the original injury is aggravated, but it can also lead to re-injury in that same area. Chiropractic care can help tendonitis heal completely and help prevent re-injury to the area.

 

 

3 Tips For Living a Healthier Life El Paso, Texas

3 Tips For Living a Healthier Life El Paso, Texas

Your health is easily one of the most important things in your life. When your health is good, you feel better, are more productive and generally happier. When your health is not good, it becomes difficult to accomplish even the smallest tasks�and your mood and ability to enjoy life suffer. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to lead a healthier life. Read on to learn some of the most important tips for healthy living!

3 Tips for Healthy Living

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1. Keep the body’s alignment with regular chiropractic.

Regular chiropractic adjustments are the perfect way to keep your body in alignment. Proper alignment of the spine and joints reduces pain and inflammation, speeds up healing and makes moving more enjoyable.

Many times people are unaware of how to move in the best way for their bodies. Poor movement patterns can lead to injuries, which make it impossible to stay as active as you like. If you start to notice any pain caused when you move�like when adopting a new exercise routine�stop doing what you are doing and consult with your chiropractor. Chiropractors are trained to identify movement problems and help correct them. Your chiropractor should be able to help you find a way to exercise that does not cause pain or lead to injury.

2. Keep track of your health.

It is important to get an accurate assessment of your current health on a regular basis. The goals you set for the future will be much more easily achieved if you know where you are starting from. Some of the ways you can keep track of your health include:

  • Maintain a relationship with your doctor, dentist, and chiropractor. Preventative healthcare is more effective and less expensive than waiting for something to go wrong. By keeping regular appointments with your doctor, dentist, and chiropractor, you can get valuable feedback on your current state of health. They can also help you catch potential problems early on.
  • Keep a diary of your exercise, diet, and mood. The diary does not have to be complicated or overly detailed. You just need a clear picture of how much you are exercising, what kinds of exercises you are doing, what food you are eating and how you are feeling.

3. Basics�a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Good health is built on a foundation of diet and exercise. The goal is to improve and maintain a regimen where you eat healthily and exercise regularly over the long-term. You do not have to do anything drastic, either. You will have an easier time making changes if you start small and gradually shift towards a lifestyle that you think is best for you.

Some points to remember:

  • The perfect diet for one person may not be perfect for another, but there are some basics that work well for the vast majority of people. A diet focused on whole foods, including plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, is ideal. Repeated studies have shown that a Mediterranean style diet is healthy and easy to maintain, making it a good place to start if you are new to healthy eating.
  • Take baby steps. Extreme shifts in diet can be mentally exhausting and difficult to maintain. Drastic changes in exercise habits risk injury and are also hard to maintain. Focus on taking small, incremental steps to reach your goals.

 

Contact Us Today to Set up an Appointment

 

If you would like a personalized plan for improving your health, please contact us. One of our chiropractic team members is ready to assist you!


 

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Foot pronation is the natural movement which occurs during foot landing while walking or running. Foot pronation also occurs while standing, and in this instance, it is the amount in which the foot rolls inward toward the arch. Foot pronation is normal, however, excessive foot pronation can cause a variety of health issues, including bad posture.


 

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Plantar fasciitis: A Perspective In Functionality

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia or aponeurosis. Which can be caused by trauma, e.g. jumping/running activity, or more from longstanding stretching of pronated feet.

  • The pain of plantar fasciitis is commonly at its worst when getting out of bed in the morning.
  • The initial steps cause a painful stretching of the tissue after hours of being in a shortened position.
  • As a person sleeps, the feet naturally go into a position of plantarflexion and shorten down in a relaxed.
  • Mild relief is common after moving about for a while.

Treatment options

Treatment options for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Reduced activity
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic
  • Orthotics

If the patient is capable of walking without an antalgic gait, look to see how much foot flare occurs during the gait cycle.

Rule of thumb for foot flare:

  1. Both feet should be pointing in the general direction you are walking toward.
  2. Any deviation from a line directly in front involving one foot more than the other is a red flag for dysfunction in the kinetic (moving) chain and may be a contributing factor in the syndrome.
  3. Foot flare is a compensation mechanism to help balance a wobbly pelvis.
  4. If this is detected, remove shoes and socks and look at the medial arch.

Gentle care

  • Direct palpation of the plantar fascia may reveal painful thickened muscle, especially along the medial longitudinal arch.
  • This thickened muscle is the result of repetitive tear and repair process.
  • With the foot relaxed, grasp the toes and gently pull them up into passive dorsiflexion.
  • Gentleness is essential; as this motion stretches the irritated plantar area.
  • It often presents with fixations or subluxations of the bones of the feet.
  • The collapse of any of the three arches of the foot sets the stage for joint fixation.

Mobility & function

  • Mobility is life to a joint, so don�t overlook the benefit of adjusting the subluxations or fixations of the lower extremity.
  • Once the acute phase of plantar fasciitis is under control, you can address the factors that contributed to the condition.
  • Most of the time patients need arch structure to be supported in an optimal functioning position.
  • Custom-made orthotics support all three arches of the foot provide the necessary support to reduce the tension on the plantar fascia by blocking the excessive pronation stretches.

Improvement through non-invasive treatment

  1. Improvement of muscle function of the kinetic chain through massage or other forms of muscle management can improve muscle compliance, or the ability of the muscle to contract and relax.
  2. Chronic muscle tension creates joint dysfunction and can lead to inflammation in the plantar fascia.
  3. A massaging or mechanical chiropractic compression down the length of the plantar fascia can restore flexibility to that tissue.
  4. Roll the foot over a golf ball or similar device for the purpose of restoring fascia flexibility can have profound effects on foot pain and function.
  5. Patient tolerance is the key to any technique used, so try to understand that the chiropractor/physical/massage therapists are trying their best to bring relief, increasing the pressure and the length of any intervention.

 


 

Plantar or Neural

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care. As it Reduces Stress in the Plantar Fascia�� When a ligament is inflamed or stressed the tissue can develop very small tears that cause the pain of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax.

 

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NCBI Resources

The SMART approach is a guide for setting realistic goals and attaining them. It is an acronym that outlines a success-focused�strategy for goal setting:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Accountable
  • Realistic
  • Timeframe

Each step will bring you closer to achieving your goals and improve your health.