Do foot problems cause back pain?

Do your feet hurt? Do you have fallen arches? Could foot problems be causing back pain?

A gait scan analysis might help. Gait scanning is a state of the art, computerised scan and done in a few minutes. You simply walk over a sensor plate on the floor and the technology inside scans hundreds of points on your feet to identify problems. Then a customised insole is made to correct the problem.

If you don’t fix the problem in your feet the pains are likely to continue. Even worse, they are likely to progress to arthritis and can become permanent.

Do you suffer from the following complaints? 

  • Foot, ankle, knee or hip pain 
  • Flat feet /High arches
  • Bunions / Arthritis
  • Poor balance 
  • Poor posture 
  • Lower back pain
  • Diabetes 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, it could be worth your while calling to book a Gait Analysis appointment to see if treatment could help you.

  1. Book a gait scan
  2. Get your custom-made shoe inserts
  3. Walk without pain

 

What is a Gait Analysis? 

We use a computerised scanner to capture the 3D image of your foot when standing still and moving. This technology is a diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows us to analyse how your feet/legs and hips move and if a problem with them is causing your symptoms.

After this appointment, you will be advised of a personalised treatment plan. If there is an underlying foot, knee or hip problem,  prescriptive, custom-made insoles (orthotics)  may be recommended. Other people can benefit from a course of treatment and exercises tailored to treat their condition. 

What are Custom Orthotics? 

A custom orthotic is similar to an insole but it is prescription and tailor-made. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes- they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into alignment. 

Can I wear orthotics in all my shoes? 

Yes. There are several different styles of Orthotics which mean you will be able to wear them in all styles of shoes. There are several designs to accommodate varying lifestyles, for example, high impact (hiking/running/sports), medium impact (every day wear) and lower impact (slippers or house shoes/diabetes/arthritis).

To see our full range visit here.

If you would like to book an appointment for a Gait Analysis to see if we can help you, please contact the clinic and ask for an appointment with Catherine, our chiropractic specialist in feet, knees and hips.