Your feet are similar to the foundation of your home – they support the entire structure. Problems with your feet can lead to problems throughout the body.
Take this quiz:
Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than four hours daily?
Do you participate regularly in any physical sport?
Are you age 40 or over?
Have you had a prior injury to your knee, back or neck?
Do your shoes wear unevenly?
Do you have joint pain while standing, walking or running?
Do you have knock-knees or bow-legs?
Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, etc.)?
Do your feet “toe out” when you’re walking?
Do you have any of these conditions?
- Lower-back, knee and/or hip pain
- Plantar fasciitis (pain/inflammation in the sole of the foot)
- Arthritis (of the foot joints)*
- Diabetes-related foot problems (circulation issues)
- Occupational stress
- Unlevel pelvis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Flat feet
- Drop foot
- Leg-length inequality
- Excess weight**
- Poor posture
- Metatarsalgia (pain in the bones & joints at the ball of the foot)
- Systemic pathologies that affect lower-limb function
- Chronic pain
* Joint deterioration (osteoarthritis) is the leading cause of knee and hip replacement surgery. Stabilizing Orthotics from Foot Levelers can help prevent these conditions.
**According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide are overweight or obese. Along with other health complications associated with being overweight, such as heart disease and diabetes, the body and feet can also be negatively affected. Extra weight applies more pressure on the feet and can cause the arches to collapse, leading to joint and back pain.
How custom orthotics can help you
A properly aligned body has symmetrical feet and level knees, pelvis and shoulders. Custom orthotics are designed to help keep the bones in your feet, ankles, and knees in proper position. Orthotics do this through the resistance of the materials used and the angle and height of the various surfaces.
Wearing functional orthotics may also help:
- Enhance mobility.
- Reduce muscle fatigue by supporting stretched connective tissues.
- Increase endurance, strength, and performance in sports.
- Relieve the stress of excess weight on your body, especially the ligaments of your feet and legs.
Only Foot Levelers functional orthotics support all 3 arches of the foot, which make up the plantar vault. They’re custom-made by hand, based on your unique feet, body and health profile. Just as no two bodies are alike, no two pairs of Foot Levelers custom orthotics are alike.
Over-the-counter orthotics may initially cost less, but they support only one arch in your foot. When only one arch is supported, it may not maintain the structure of your plantar vault, and problems can arise in other parts of your body. Indeed, “over-supporting” just one arch of the foot may actually cause pain and symptoms, not relieve them.
Feet are the foundation of the body
Foot imbalance or dysfunction can have ripple effects, transferring imbalance (and pain) to the ankles, legs, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, even the skull. Foot Levelers orthotics are custom-built to balance and support your unique feet and body, and to suit the demands of your individual lifestyle and activities. By balancing and supporting the feet, they help balance and support the spine, which can help relieve pain and improve your body’s overall biomechanics.
Orthotics offer quality-of-life improvement for anyone – young, old, athletic or otherwise. They can help improve pain, posture, balance and physical performance in all aspects of life. They can help prevent or treat low back pain, hip pain, knee pain and neck pain, and are one of the best ways to deal with foot conditions such as bunions, heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.
Stabilizing Orthotics support all three arches of the foot to help align the feet, ankles, knees, hips and spine to provide a balanced foundation for the body. The individually designed postural support also helps to reduce back and joint pain. Orthotics are an important adjunct to your care because they help your adjustments hold longer, helping prolong wellness.
Over-the-counter orthotics offer initial comfort and visual appeal—super soft, fancy blue gel, etc.—but they are not necessarily beneficial or lasting. Foot Levelers crafts custom-made orthotics based on scans made by a high-tech 3D scanner with pinpoint accuracy to protect you, not the masses, using materials especially selected to suit your needs.