Foot Orthotics at Sioux Falls Chiropractic
The feet are the foundation of the body. If your feet aren’t healthy, then your mobility is limited and the rest of your body compensates, leading to misalignments of the spine. Happy feet are an important component of your overall spine health and that is why Sioux Falls Chiropractic offers custom foot orthotics for those who need them.
What Are Custom Foot Orthotics?
Orthotics are specially shaped insoles that are placed inside shoes to help restore natural foot movement. Insoles become necessary when the natural balance of your lower body has been disrupted by poor foot mechanics. One common misconception is that foot orthotics are just “arch supports”, they actually support the entire body and can help with common complaints like knee pain, ankle pain, hip pain and heel pain.
Why Visit a Chiropractor for Foot Orthotics?
The Chiropractors at Sioux Falls Chiropractic have received specialized training to determine if you would benefit from custom foot orthotics, and unlike podiatrists, chiropractors are uniquely trained in specific mobilization and manipulation techniques to release areas of restricted movement that are contributing to your issues. It doesn't make sense to just put a corrective orthotic in a shoe without first using chiropractic manipulation to clear the restrictions in your feet, ankles, and back. Once all the related joints are moving freely your chiropractor will then prescribe specific exercises to stretch and strengthen the supporting muscles. This is a more holistic way of treating your problem by looking at the whole body rather than just one part or symptom.