Matthews, NC Chiropractor, Dr. Mike Schmitt Provides 3-D Generated Orthotics and Footmaxx Dynamic Gait Scans to Help with Foot Pain, Lower Back Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Foot Orthotics in Matthews, NC: When most people think of foot orthotics, they often think they are solely for arch support. This is not the case! Dr. Mike Schmitt, DC provides custom foot orthotics at his Matthews chiropractic center for a number of different reasons. A patient does not have to be in pain to benefit from orthotics either. They perform functions that make every day activities more efficient and more comfortable. Your feet are the foundation of your whole body and have a direct impact on your spine. Stabilizing your posture will not only help to promote wellness in your feet but in your back, spine and other parts of the body.
Custom Foot Orthotics Alleviate the Following Pains
Foot Orthotics at Our Chiropractic Center
Just like the foundation of a house provides stability to everything built on it, your feet provide the stability for your entire body and spine! The feet provide support as you stand, walk or run. The feet also protect your spine, bones and soft tissues from stress as you move. Dr. Schmitt has treated many hundreds with plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, Achilles tendonitis, and dysfunctional kinetic chain issues that can then involve muscular imbalances resulting in knee and hip / low back pain that literally start with faulty gait issues that begin with the patient’s FEET! So many knee and hip problems that involve muscular imbalances start from “the feet”.
Dr. Schmitt incorporates 3-D generated dynamic gait analysis in efforts to identify instability or weakness that may be causing or contributing to our patient’s difficulties. This painless computerized testing provides specific assessment of any deficiencies in the foundation of foot function. Correction of any such abnormality can reduce pain in the low back, hips, knees and feet, or upper back and neck as well as enhance the body’s performance and efficiency. Further, stabilization of foot and gait abnormalities typically provides enhanced stability and longevity to correction of spinal problems. The answer to several questions may indicate such scanning may be helpful:
….Does one side of your shoe wear out before the other?
….Does one or both heels wear differently on your shoes?
….Does one or both feet point in or out when you walk?
….Do you suffer from heel pain, knee pain or shin pain in addition to your back pain?
….Do your feet hurt in general?
….Do you frequently sprain your ankle?
Benefits for Patients Who Use Foot Orthotics Provided by Dr. Schmitt
- Reduce pain felt in different parts of the body
- Provide better positioning and posture
- Provide support
- Relieve pressure on certain areas of the feet
- Improve pelvic alignment
- Halt or prevent foot deformity development
- Reduce stress on the knees and lower limb torsion
- Improve the biomechanical function of the foot as a whole