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25 Apr

Do Orthotics Work and Are They the Cure to Back Pain?

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Believe it or not, a pain in the rear is often caused by problems with the feet!  The average person walks approximately 2000 miles per year.  That’s a lot of foot-mileage!  Your feet support the weight of your entire body and the way the contact the ground directly affects how your back absorbs compression of the spine. It’s little wonder that people develop conditions in their feet and that the end result is back pain. Flat foot is an example of a foot condition that can cause pain to the lower back. Flat foot happens when one or both feet have abnormal arches.  When a person with flat foot stands, their inner foot or arch flattens, and the foot may roll too far towards the…

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11 Apr

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To operate or not to operate…that is the question, literally.  While not quite a line out of Shakespeare it’s certainly a line out of the life of a true ACL injury sufferer. ACL knee injuries are serious and usually accompanied by considerable pain.  ACL injuries can happen during sports, motor vehicle accidents, at even home or work. The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is a small ligament that sits deep within the joint located behind the knee cap. While very small, when torn it can cause significant pain and loss of mobility. ACL knee injuries may require any one of a variety of surgical procedures. There are also several non-surgical treatment options.  The plan that ends up being best for you depends on the nature and…

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Mar
21 Mar

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery May Be Avoided Through The Use of Custom Foot Orthotics

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Did you know that millions of North Americans suffer from a painful foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis? This pain-found on the bottom of the heel – is a figurative pain in the neck, and people of all ages can develop it. Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis can include physical therapy, injections, splinting, shock wave therapy, surgery, and custom foot orthotics. The severity of one’s condition usually guides them towards the best treatment option as will their lifestyle, their comfort level and their personal goals for rehabilitation. Surgery is the most drastic option and should only be considered once all the others have been exhausted.  Plantar Fasciitis surgery may carry risks that include rupture of the plantar fascia, infection, and/or nerve injury that results in numbness in…

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