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Orthotics from Our Indianapolis Chiropractor
500 Tons a Day…what is this number? It is the amount of weight a person will carry a day if they are about 170lbs and walk an average of 7.5 miles a day. 250,000 is the average amount of miles a person walks in their lifetime. Think about all the weight and what your feet must go through to keep you in an upright position. Feet are an amazing piece of engineering, made for propelling forward and shock absorbing on contact. Feet take a tremendous amount of stress and walking starts a kinetic chain of motion in the body. This kinetic chain puts other parts of the body at risk for injury and pain if the feet are not supported and moving correctly.
When the foot and ankle do not move correctly, the wrong muscles contract or they contract out of their proper sequence. Your muscles and tendons eventually tire and break down suffering microscopic tears. These tears triggers inflammation leading to swelling, pain, and scarring in these tissues. As well, other joints will suffer excess wear and tear leading to inflammation and possibly degeneration. Because of this, pain and dysfunction may occur in your feet, ankles, legs, knees, thighs, hips, low back, and anywhere else in the kinetic chain of bones.
So if you suffer from pain in the lower body “chain”, orthotics may help in solving some of the associated problems. Here at Hull Chiropractic, Dr. Hull can provide a custom computerized scan of your feet and explain to you if orthotics can benefit you. They can be ordered, paid for and picked up right here in our office.