Did you know that as 85% of all Americans pronate or roll inward at the ankle? This results in rotation of the entire leg, lowering of the pelvis, hips and even the shoulders. Excessive pronation is thought to be a contributing factor in knee, hip and lower back pain. Watch the video below to see an animation of this mechanism. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue at the bottom of the foot is stretched beyond it’s normal range for extended periods of time. Foot pronation elongates the foot and thus pulls on the plantar fascia. Foot orthotics can be a helpful tool in treating the pain from plantar fasciitis. So why does a chiropractor care about foot pain?
Since overpronation is so common, and after observing back pain suffers recover more quickly by correcting overpronation, we decided to screen for this on every new patient. We use the Associate Platinum 3D from Foot Levelers. The Associate provides an accurate measurement of arch height not previously achieved through scanning technology. The goal of leveraging technology like this is to achieve rapid results.
Dr. Dan Prince teaches an introductory course on foot, gait and orthotics. He has the ability to custom make a pair of foot orthotic that you can leave the office with on the same day! After a thorough history and exam, including a discussion of what types of sports activities and footwear you use, the right solution is recommended. Not everyone is a candidate for orthotic therapy. We won’t try to sell you an orthotic but rather prescribe one if you need it. We have many orthotic options for your unique needs and we will help you choose the one that’s right for you.
The ultimate goal is to train your feet to function without the device, if possible. At the heart of all of our services is the desire to coach you towards wellness. We provide gait training, foot exercises and recommendations based on your unique needs so that you can stay well. Come experience “A New Way to Well”. Call 405-757-2079 to schedule.