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Whether you're an athlete in San Diego or La Jolla striving for optimum performance on the track or a worker who must spend entire shifts standing and walking, improper foot support can stop you in your tracks. Abnormal arch height and foot/ankle joint alignment problems can produce such painfully familiar conditions as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, backaches and other strains. But there's no need to suffer from such physical imbalances when you've got The Running Doctor on your side. Dr. Keith Jeffers can fit you with custom orthotics that provide just enough corrective support to help your individual feet do their job better.
The human foot and ankle have an enormous number of articulated joints, allowing for all kinds of incremental adjustments against the force of gravity. This articulation permits your body to maintain its balance whether you're standing still, walking, dancing or running -- but it also opens the door to potential imbalances. Even slight abnormalities can throw your entire weight distribution off in various ways, from placing excess strain on the feet themselves to stressing other parts of the body. Foot imbalances can cause:
Foot imbalances may be caused or worsened by high heels and other kinds of shoes that impair balance and provide inadequate arch support. In other cases, tiny abnormalities in the feet will cause problems even if you choose smart footwear -- a situation that can't be solved through generic shoe inserts. Our chiropractor can take impressions of your feet to see exactly how your weight distribution is affected. This data can then be used to fabricate custom orthotic inserts that follow every tiny curve in your arches, providing a perfect degree of support to correct balance problems and reduce musculoskeletal fatigue. We may also recommend chiropractic adjustments,massage and other natural therapies to help you get the most out of your "new feet."
If your life just won't accommodate daily bouts with plantar fasciitis, shin splints, back pain and other musculoskeletal problems, call the Running Doctor at 858-452-7770 and arrange to get your arches, foot structure, weight distribution and spinal alignment checked. We can tell you whether custom orthotics are the drug-free answer to your discomfort, as well as advising you on exercises, footwear choices and lifestyle adjustments to help you enjoy happier feet for life!
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