As the current year winds to a close and we continue to grapple with a crippling pandemic, many of us are looking forward to a fresh start in 2021.
While the topic of health has never been at the centre of the global stage for so long, many people are setting 2021 as the time to start engaging with their bodies on a more holistic level. Keeping ourselves protected from viral pathogens is vital, but ensuring our bodies are working at their optimal level is key to living even healthier.
Starting from the bottom-up and focusing on your feet should be your first “step” towards healthy living in 2021. As you’ll find out, your feet are more important to your overall health than you might have thought.
The importance of your feet
Many of us take our feet for granted. If they aren’t bothering us, we don’t really pay much attention to them. Even though they enable us to walk upright and keep our balance, we don’t give much consideration to our feet during the day since they are usually covered up.
However, healthy and well-rested feet can improve our quality of life and increase our productivity. If your feet are hurting and stiff, then you won’t be able to do many of the things you normally do throughout the day. Even walking from one room to another can become an insurmountable chore that can leave you in a great deal of pain.
If you suffer from chronic foot pain, your first attempt at relief should be in the form of a foot massage. There are many health benefits of a foot massage, such as increased flexibility and range of motion. Getting a foot massage can also reduce stress levels and increase your overall mood.
What are custom orthotics?
In addition to regular foot massages, custom orthotics are a vital foot health supply that will provide long-term pain relief. Custom orthotics are a type of insert that go inside your shoes and provide additional support to your feet. While you can purchase standard inserts at the local drug store (which will simply add some cushioning), custom orthotics are measured and designed specifically for your feet.
These special inserts are fitted by a medical professional, such as a chiropractor or podiatrist. The goal of custom orthotics is to not only provide added support, but to address any structural issues with your feet that may be causing your discomfort.
How can they help?
Flat feet, bone spurs, arthritis and plantar fasciitis.
These are only some of the conditions that custom orthotics can be used to treat. Since these inserts are specially fitted to your feet and can be placed in a variety of footwear, they are an excellent way of providing a long-term solution to a chronic condition.
Custom orthotics will not only improve your foot health, but they will also have an effect on your overall health as well. Improved posture and reduced muscle pain are two additional impacts that orthotics can have on your body.
Take your first step towards relief!
Have you been convinced of the need to take care of your feet? Are you ready to relieve your foot pain with custom orthotics? If so, our certified professionals at Active Back to Health are ready to help you!
You will meet with a
chiropractor who will give you a full assessment and go over your pain relief
options. If you both agree that custom orthotics are the next step, then we can
help you start the fitting process and begin your journey to healthier feet!
Call us at 403-252-3316, or visit our website to fill out our contact form!