Leonardo da Vinci called the human foot a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art ( And he knew a little about engineering ). Let’s face it, most of us take our feet for granted until they start to cause us pain. There is an old saying that says " when your feet hurt your whole body hurts " and those of us with foot pain know this to be true. Conditions like plantar fasciitis can limit our ability to walk, function, and to exercise. But even in the absence of significant foot pain, problems in our feet can have profound effects on the proper function of our knees, hips, and spine.
The feet are the lowest part in the closed kinetic chain of the lower extremity. When the feet function properly they provide shock absorption through the arches as well as properly aligning our legs and pelvis when we stand, walk, or run. Just like the foundation of your home, the feet are the foundation of your body. And just like the foundation of our home they are critical to our overall structure.
Research has shown that when our feet are not functioning properly, detrimental effects can occur to our knees, our hips, and our spine. Improper foot function can also create local pain in the feet such as plantar fasciitis.
We evaluate our patients for proper foot function and when needed use custom orthotics designed from Foot Levelers (www.footlevelers.com) to restore proper support and function. Foot Levelers orthotics are soft orthotics that a majority of our patients find extremely comfortable. They not only support all three arches of the foot but also provide shock absorption which dampens the forces up the closed kinetic chain of the lower extremity through the knees, hips, and spine.
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, and/or back pain it is important to let us evaluate your feet and your gait to see if you would benefit from this product. For more information on the Foot Levelers Orthotics used by our office please visit: http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p4jFWW6UOE
At our office a digital scan will be taken of your feet while standing and sent to Foot Levelers to create an orthotic custom made to your needs. Foot Levelers backs their orthotics with a 100% money back guarantee. Just wear them for 45 days and if they do not help your problem you will get your money back, no questions asked. You have a full year to decide if they are working.
So you see you have nothing to lose but your pain!
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