You have probably read plenty of studies on the importance of sitting correctly. However, we don’t hear nearly as much about the importance of walking correctly, even though the consequences of walking abnormalities are just as serious. Rheumatologists, Physiatrists, Orthopedists, Neurologists and Podiatrists all agree that poor gait can lead to back pain.
These problems can become chronic if not addressed. Foot dysfunction may be the etiology, or a contributing factor, in many pathological and painful conditions, including those affecting the back, hips, and knees, as well as other joints, bones, and muscles. As a result of these postural changes, there is subsequent redistribution of ground reactive forces and the forces are altered and redirected via the compensations and the repetitive movements involved in gait.
Custom Foot Orthotics, very often can reduce these compensations and adjust for the postural changes that cause pain. At Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth we use state of the art computerized scans to produce the Custom Foot Orthotic that will be the most beneficial to adjust for these postural changes.
If you suffer from knee hip or back problems caused by foot dysfunction and would like to be evaluated for Custom Foot Orthotics please call any of our Advanced Podiatry offices to be evaluated by one of our expert podiatrists.