The human body is rarely completely symmetrical. This could be due to things like injury, traumas or it could be something you were born with. Be it a tilted pelvis or one leg shorter than the other, the body then must compensate for these abnormalities and this can cause aches, pains and injuries to develop. Correct footwear and orthotics can help.
Orthotics can help correct these abnormalities. Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that are specifically made to correct the biomechanical alignment of your feet. They are primarily used for people with a high level of over-pronation (flat arch) or supination (high arch). An orthotic can help re-align and control the movement of the foot in turn relieving stress and pain in the joints of the feet and lower limbs.
Wearing the incorrect footwear or not having the support you need can affect your bodies alignment and can make you more susceptible to injury also. Flat soled shoes can cause terrible foot biomechanical issues. This has been more commonly seen in the last decade due to pump style shoe wear and flat soled runners. Wearing correct footwear and orthotics can improve the situation. It is advisable that all shoe wear should have a gradient from heel to toe where the heel is elevated by about 1-2 inches.
At Archview Physiotherapy Clinic we have a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in biomechanical issues of the feet and orthotics. To book a consultation call the clinic on 014913228 or email us on [email protected].