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Orthotics at Romford and Ilford Family Chiropractic

At Romford and Ilford Family Chiropractic, we’re pleased to offer a free consultation to see if orthotics are right for you. As the foundation of your body, your feet undergo a great deal of stress. Though it’s easy to take them for granted, having less-than-optimal foot function can result in serious discomfort. It can affect your work, hobbies sport and daily activities.

Our Customised Orthotics

There are two primary types of orthotics. Pre-orthotics are for children ages 3-6 and regular orthotics are for other age groups. Your orthotics can be made from different materials. They can be created to suit high heels, ski boots, plimsolls, ballet shoes and more.

What Is an Orthotic?

An orthotic is an insert created for your shoe that corrects biomechanical imbalances. They’re often used to address the source of your pain. Though you may have tried other treatment avenues, they likely gave you a short-term fix. Orthotics go right to the source of your problem to offer a superior, lasting correction.

Your Detailed Assessment

Our staff is fully trained in performing biomechanical assessments of the feet. We will examine the alignment of your hips, knees and feet. Any imbalances found will be discussed with you. We’ll talk about any problems you’re experiencing and the options we have to assist you. There is no charge or hidden costs involved in this complimentary check.

Who Orthotics Are Right For

The most common foot-related problems include
Heal/Arch Pain

You have a ligament called the plantar ligament beneath your foot. When it’s pulled and strained, you’ll end up with plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. You may feel pain in all areas of the foot including your inner and outer arch, heel and the ball of your foot.

Ankle Pain

The main joint of the foot can become misaligned. When it occurs, instability of the ankle will result. You may feel pain on the medial or lateral sides of your foot.

Achilles Pain

When your foot pronates, your calf muscles must work harder to keep your foot positioned neutrally. Your Achilles tendon attaches onto your calf muscle and your heel bone. With a constant pull, it’s not surprising the Achilles tendon can become inflamed. Since it’s an area that’s slow to heal, the condition is debilitating.

Bunions

Excessive weight forced behind your big toe will make it deviate inwards. As a result, a lump forms on the outside of your toe. You may feel a burning sensation and notice an unsightly bulge. With accurate orthotics, your foot can be properly aligned, reducing pain and preventing your bunion from worsening.

Knee Pain

Pain in the knee can often be caused by flat feet. Your knee rotates inwards, causing a misaligned kneecap and irritating the tendon in the patella. This condition is known as chondromalacia or patella tendonitis.

Hip Pain

When your foot pronates, your knee will rotate inwards and affect the muscles that support your leg. You may feel pain on the outside of the thigh, called iliotibial band syndrome. If you feel it in your hips, you may have piriformis syndrome.

Ball of Foot (Metatarsals)

If the structures that form your metatarsal arch in the ball of your feet drop, you can experience pain. It may lead to corns and calluses, March fractures and Morton’s Neuroma.

Lower Back Problems

Poor foot function can cause lower back pain. It’s particularly common if you have ankle equines. In this condition, your knees are hyperextended and your pelvis tilts forward, causing pain in the sacroiliac joint. In the lower back, other foot-related imbalances such as supination and pronation can also cause pain.

Shin Pain/Shin Splints

Shin splints are caused by poor biomechanics in the feet. As a result, the muscle between the bones in your lower leg is pulled on. You may find that the pain worsens with running and affects your hobbies.

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