Custom Foot Orthotics

From foot pain to headaches, Dr. Brian Zimmer of Erie, PA, offers custom orthotics and other effective treatment techniques to help you achieve natural relief.

Role of Custom Orthotics in Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is often put into a box of adjustments for the neck and back. However, chiropractors offer various services and techniques to ensure spinal health and wellness – including orthotics. In this guide, Dr. Zimmer of Erie, PA, explains the benefits of custom orthotics and the role they play in your chiropractic care.

Your Feet Are the Foundation

You might not think too much about your feet, especially when they aren’t in pain. However, the feet play a very important role in your general and spinal health. They play a foundational role in supporting your weight, holding you upright, and keeping you moving.

If you think about a house, you know that an issue in the foundation can impact the stability of the rest of the house. Likewise, an issue in another part of the structure can cause unnecessary weight on the foundation.

The feet are similar. If there is an issue with your feet, such as high arches or overpronation, it can impact how your weight is distributed. Not only can this lead to foot pain, but it can also impact how you walk and stand. This can put undue strain on the knees, hips, and lower back. It can even cause headaches.

From the other direction, if you have an issue with your back, you are likely to rely more heavily on the non-injured side. This can lead to undue weight on one foot, leading to pain and other symptoms.

Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are intended to provide the support and comfort that your feet need. However, the inserts you can buy at your local retailer are made for a generalized ideal. And unfortunately, not everyone’s feet fit this ideal.

Custom orthotics are made specifically for the needs of your feet. They ensure that your weight is distributed properly, which provides the following benefits:

  • Better alignment throughout your body
  • Reduce pain in the feet, knees, hips, and back
  • Improve mobility
  • Reduce the likelihood of injuries
  • Relieve fatigue, even when you’re on your feet for hours at a time
  • Reduce stress on the joints and the plantar fascia
  • Improve stability

Would you like to learn more about how custom orthotics can benefit you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Zimmer in Erie, PA, by calling (814) 825-2196 today.


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