Most runners will experience lower-body issues over the course of their lifetime. Without custom orthotics, only a small number of people are able to perform a perfect running pattern, in which their foot properly absorbs shock. There’s also overpronation that occurs when your arch flattens, making the foot roll inwards, and underpronation that happens when the foot doesn’t turn enough, or at all. Both issues are able to create misalignment of your foot’s joints, causing a myriad of issues like chronic pain, blisters, shin splints and leg length discrepancies. Instead of running through the pain and hoping it doesn’t get worse, try custom orthotics. Turn Every Running Shoe into Your Shoe Custom orthotics are made by creating a 3D impression or plaster cast of your foot. That means that they are going to fit perfectly. You could purchase the most expensive pair of shoes in the world, but unless they…

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Some people debate whether custom orthotics are worth the investment. While most medical professionals and healthcare practitioners are on board with having your orthotics custom-made, there are still some people out there who see it as a waste of money, considering you can get them at the pharmacy. What are orthotics? Orthotics are devices worn or applied externally to help the function of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. They provide support, can optimize performance in sports, help people suffering from…

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It starts with a pain in your neck, shoulder or back. At first you try to work through it, but after a few days the pain persists. The more you stress about the pain, the worse it seems to get. What is causing this pain and how can you stop it? Most likely, you have a knot, which massage therapists are trained to find and get rid of. What is a knot? Knots are what happens when a muscle becomes…

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Many of us are eager to get outside and increase our activity level once summer rolls around. While most of the time this is only a good thing, we end up exerting ourselves much more than we’re used to. As a result, many of us are at an increased risk of suffering from sports injuries during the summer months. To ensure that you get to enjoy the full summer season, here are some tips to prevent some of the most…

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Custom orthotics are custom made insoles that have been specifically designed for your feet, to provide additional comfort and support for those with feet pain, from heel pain to plantar fasciitis to poor lower limb alignment, as just a few examples. They are designed by medical professionals and therefore are much more effective than traditional insoles that you can purchase from the drug store. Once you’ve taken the time to have your custom made foot orthotics made, it only makes…

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