Cornerstone Chiropractic Custom Orthotics
You might find it odd that our Everett chiropractor, Dr. Lichfield, would prescribe specialized footwear to help patients overcome a wide range of musculoskeletal issues above and beyond simple foot pain. But when you consider the enormous burden that the feet must cope with on a daily basis, and their role in helping the entire body maintain an upright balance, then you can see why our services must include treatment of any issues in these complex structures. Here at Cornerstone Chiropractic, we use Foot Levelers' advanced digital technology to create custom orthotics for patients who need them.
The human foot's ability to balance the body for walking, running, dancing or just standing still is only possible thanks to its sophisticated architecture. Its many articulated joints are supported by three major arches -- the medial arch, the metatarsal arch and the lateral arch. The metatarsal arch supports the "ball" of the foot, while the lateral arch runs along the outer edge of the sole. The largest ach, the medial arch, extends from mid-foot to heel and is reinforced by a tough band of tissue called the plantar fascia. Not every foot is different. Some feet have unnaturally low ("fallen") or high arches, while others tend to tilt too far inward (overpronation) or outward (underpronation).
It goes without saying that abnormalities in foot angle or support can cause serious pain, such as the chronic inflammation of plantar fasciitis. But it also affects the entire alignment of the body through what we call the "kinetic chain." If the feet cannot support your vertical balance, you may develop spinal alignment problems that lead to:
- Shoulder drop
- Pelvic tilt
- Knee rotation
- Pinched nerves
- Chronic muscle strain
- Heightened vulnerability to injury
- Premature wear and tear of weight-bearing joints (knees, hips, ankles)
Get Your Custom Orthotics from Our Everett Chiropractor
Ordinary store-bought orthotic insoles and other appliances may add extra cushioning to shoes, but they can't provide the precise modeling required to compensate for individual cases of abnormal pronation, flat feet and other issues. That's why our Everett chiropractor relies on Foot Levelers custom orthotics. Our in-house Foot Levelers equipment digitally scans your feet. Once Dr. Lichfield has made these digital impressions, they are sent out to a lab for fabrication. The final result is a pair of custom-fit orthotics that provide the exact amount of support your feet need across all three arches. This balances your entire kinetic chain so you can maintain a properly symmetrical vertical posture, relieving everything from nerve impingement and muscle strain to excessive joint wear.
You don't have to live with foot pain and musculoskeletal problems. We invite you to learn more about our Everett chiropractor's Foot Levelers custom orthotics. Experience for yourself how proper foot support can help banish a lifetime of aches and pains. Direct those aching feet toward Cornerstone Chiropractic, and let us give you the customized foot support you need to enjoy life on two feet once again!