Did you know that pain in the neck, head, and back can all stem from issues with the feet? That’s why Dr. David Haataja and the team at Dr. Dave’s Chiropractic in Traverse City, MI are happy to offer custom foot orthotics.
Guide to Custom Foot Orthotics in Traverse City, MI
Whether you suffer from foot pain or pain in another area of your musculoskeletal system, custom foot orthotics might be an effective step in your chiropractic treatment. They are designed to support weakened or structurally unsound areas of the foot, such as fallen arches. Among other benefits, custom foot orthotics help by:
- Reducing musculoskeletal pain
- Supporting proper posture and alignment
- Improving balance and stability
- Enhancing overall quality of life
Why Do Chiropractors Offer Custom Foot Orthotics?
Many people are surprised to learn that chiropractors like Dr. Haataja offer custom foot orthotics, especially since they’re the “back doctors.” The truth is, though, that chiropractors can address issues throughout the entire musculoskeletal system – and they often have to.
An issue within the structure of the foot could throw your entire alignment off, leading to back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip pain, and more. Therefore, if your chiropractor finds that the problem either lies within or is aggravated by a condition in the feet, it’s essential that the feet be treated, too.
What Can Custom Foot Orthotics Help With?
Again, an issue in the foot might cause problems throughout the body. Therefore, in addition to foot pain, orthotics might be utilized to address the following and more:
- Hip pain
- Lower back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle pain
Keep in mind that orthotics are typically only one part of a treatment plan. Dr. Dave’s Chiropractic will work with you to not only achieve pain relief now but also to correct the root cause of the issue.
Custom Foot Orthotics VS OTC Inserts
People often notice that they need some extra support when their feet or lower back start hurting. The problem is that they usually run to their local retailer for OTC inserts, which are made from generic designs. This means that though they probably get a little more comfort than they do without those inserts, they’re not getting the support they need.
Custom foot orthotics, however, are designed with your foot in mind – not the general population’s. Since not everyone has the same exact foot, it’s important that you have orthotics that suit your specific needs.
Ready to learn what custom foot orthotics can do for you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Haataja at Dr. Dave’s Chiropractic in Traverse City, MI by calling (231) 943-1611.