Does your job require you to stand for long periods of time? Then you may be one of the many workers who deal with foot pain or discomfort due to prolonged standing. This pain or discomfort can often lead to other complications beyond the level of the foot. The most common problems are ankle, leg, knee, hip, and spinal disorders. Foot orthotics have long been used to help treat foot pain and discomfort.
A study was conducted on 32 workers whose job required them to stand for at least 6 hours a day. Each of the workers had also reported foot problems.
Each of the workers received custom-made Foot Leveler orthotics. They were required to wear them for 6 weeks and periodically report on how their feet and ankles were feeling.
A group of the workers also received a chiropractic adjustment and were prescribed in-home exercises to do.
The results of this study showed improvements in function of daily living, quality of life, and sports and recreation abilities. The biggest results were seen in the group that received custom-made orthotics and chiropractic care.
Orthotics can be a help and support to those whose job requires prolonged standing. They help to better support the foot, thus supporting the legs and spine also.
At Olive Branch Chiropractic we recommend Foot Leveler custom-made orthotics. These are the best on the market and are custom fitted to your foot. Schedule an appointment to get measured for your custom-made orthotics.
Regular chiropractic care can also assist with pain due to prolonged standing. Chiropractic care helps to align your body so that when standing it doesn’t put as much pressure on your spine.
A chiropractor will assess your individual needs and treat accordingly. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Here at Olive Branch Chiropractic, we believe your body should always be performing at the highest level possible – whether you’re walking your dog, walking up the stairs or playing golf. Chiropractic care offers safe, natural treatment for patients of all ages. At Olive Branch Chiropractic, we provide natural treatment for a range of pain, illnesses and injuries. To make an appointment, contact us today.