Walking, sitting, standing – these are all things we do daily that can affect our lower back, knees and ankles. Pain in those areas is common but with a combination of custom orthotics, stretching and other simple factors, you can alleviate discomfort in the knees, ankle and lower back. Custom orthotics These are special orthotics that are created especially for your feet. A cast or laser rendering of your foot will be made to ensure that the measurements are correct. The great thing about customized orthotics is that they are designed for the individual. You specify where you are feeling pain, for example, the lower back, and the orthotics are constructed to help alleviate that specific discomfort. Maintain a healthy weight One of the major issues that causes knee, back and ankle pain is excess weight. Fat wreaks havoc on our muscles and excess body weight causes our knee joints…

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For many people, varicose or spider veins line their legs, making them feel they are unable to wear shorts or skirts. These irregular veins can be damaging to your self-esteem and come with painful physical symptoms as well. Compression socks may not be your first fashion choice but they offer major relief from the symptoms of varicose and spider veins. What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins? Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often appear to be…

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Custom made foot orthotics can help with a number of issues that plague our feet. One of the more common foot ailments are bunions. If you have bunions, you understand how painful they can be. There are bunion surgeries available but those should be a last resort. They are costly and sometimes ineffective. Instead, with the help of orthotics, you can actually get a reprieve from the discomfort caused by bunions. What are bunions? Bunions are a deformity of the…

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