Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. They support the weight of your body when you are on them, much like the foundation of a house supports the structure above it. When there is a subtle shift in the way you walk, this can cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. This places stress on joints higher up in your body, and can lead to more serious problems.
Symptoms of poor foot mechanics can cause any of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain—even neck pain!
Prescription orthotics are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom fitted to correct specific foot imbalances. They reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole!
Dr. Fratnik is trained in the diagnosis and fitting for custom orthotic therapy using The Orthotic Group prescription orthotics. The product line ranges from everyday casual orthotics to specialty sports orthotics, and a line of seasonal footwear with custom orthotics for everyone in the family!