Chiropractic care treats your pain by examining and aligning your movement pattern, and this begins with how you walk and stand. At Vitality Medical Center in Tustin, California, the experienced team of providers, including Dr. Laila Nayab-Murshidi offer custom orthotics to correct your foot posture and enhance your walking pattern. If you live in Orange County or the Los Angeles area, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about how orthotics can help improve your function and reduce pain.
Orthotics are sometimes called inserts or insoles, but the ones provided by Vitality Medical Center are nothing like those you get off the shelf at your local drug store. They are customized to fit your feet and address your particular condition.
When your natural foot movement is off, it may cause pain elsewhere as other areas compensate for the disruption in your natural balance. When you stand or walk, problems with your feet can throw off the alignment in your lower back and pelvis, transmitting dysfunction up the kinetic chain and disturbing your spinal function.
Custom orthotics complement your chiropractic care at Vitality Medical Center. If you have a collapsed arch or your feet turn in unnaturally, known as excessive pronation, your hips, pelvis, low back, and legs tend to turn in unnaturally as well. Orthotics can correct these dysfunctions and address issues with:
Orthotics change the angle at which your feet strike the ground so you experience a better way of standing, walking, jogging, jumping, and running.
While many people visit a podiatrist to address issues with their feet, a chiropractor may be a better choice. The team at Vitality Medical Center have specialized training that helps determine if your back pain, hip pain, knee pain, or other dysfunction originates in your feet. They examine your whole body and determine how orthotics may complement your specific treatment.
The chiropractors at Vitality Medical Center also use mobilization and manipulation therapies to release tightness, stiffness, and restriction in your feet and ankles. Sometimes, these exercises are enough to resolve misalignments and you won’t need orthotics. In other cases, these exercises complement the alignment improvements provided by chiropractic treatment and orthotics.
If you have foot pain or dysfunction in your hips, pelvis, and lower back, find out if your gait is to blame by calling Vitality Medical Center in Tustin, California, or book an appointment online today.