Your feet are the foundation of your body, supporting your spine and pelvic structure. Your feet also affect your knees, hips and back. As we age, the arches of the feet may decrease, which can cause pain from your feet up to your spine. Some people just naturally have low arches, known as pronation, causing abnormal pressure on the feet. This can cause painful plantar fasciitis and heel spurs which cause a sharp pain in the heel or arch of the foot, worse when getting out of bed in the morning or when getting up from a seated position. Abnormal stress on the arches and bones of the foot and toes may also cause metatarsalgia and Morton’s neuroma. Ankle pronation can cause abnormal rotation of the knee, hip and even pelvis, which causes stress to those joints.
Custom-fitted foot orthotics, which fit into the shoe, are important to patients who want to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle as they age. These orthotics are specific to each patient’s conditions and activity levels. Feel free to go to FootLevelers.com to see for yourself the many options available to you and give us a call to schedule an appointment.