Low back pain is the most common condition leading to disability among working men and women under the age of forty-five. It's a global epidemic and a major factor in the ongoing opioid crisis—but Foot Levelers and Chiropractic can help. read more »
Also known as “heel pain syndrome,” plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, resulting from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma to the area. read more »
When a foot is severely “pronated,” it means its arches have fallen and the foot is flat. Flat feetare less shock-absorbent, and make for a less stable “base” for everything above—the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the entire body. read more »
In most cases, treating your hip is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function in the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. read more »
Having knee pain? Treating your knee is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function in the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. read more »
Sciatica pain is a symptom of an underlying condition; not a diagnosis in and of itself. A number of common lower back problems can cause sciatica. read more »
Achilles Tendonitis is most commonly found in individuals aged 30-40, with 90% of these cases occurring during sport/exercise. It’s most frequently brought on by excessive physical training (in particular running or lunging) or by wearing inappropriate footwear while training. read more »
Drop foot (or foot drop)is a general term in which the lifting of the forefoot (front part of the foot) is difficult. Drop foot is a symptom associated with an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem, including nerve or muscle injury or disorder or a brain/spinal cord disorder, including Herniated disc, Spinal Stenosis,... read more »
Leg length inequality, or short leg, may affect as many as 60 to 90 percent of the population. Categorized as either functional or structural, both have profound effects on the body's biomechanics and may result in back pain, the most common symptom. read more »
Opioids mask your symptoms and do nothing to address the cause of your pain. For over 6 decades, Foot Levelers has offered a sensible and safe alternative to opioids: Custom-made orthotics.
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One of the most recognized and common running injuries is runner’s knee. But in fact, runner’s knee is not an injury in of itself. It’s a generally broad description of knee pain caused by other knee injuries, including iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), and/or chondromalacia patella. read more »
Do you have a sharp pain in your heel when you get out of bed in the morning? When you take a step, does it feel like someone is jabbing a knife in your heel? If so, you might have a heel spur. read more »
Your feet don’t have to hurt to be causing problems in other areas of your body. “Asymptomatic” (symptom-free) feet do NOT equal problem-free feet. Mis-positioned joints may not be painful, but they can cause biomechanical issues, neurological deficits and other problems throughout the body. Foot Levelers custom orthotics, Shoethotics® and Sandalthotics® can help by properly supporting and positioning the feet—and we’ve got the research to prove it.