• Dr. McHardy

3 Reasons Orthotics Can Help With Heel Pain

Updated: Nov 18, 2018

Let's face it, sore feet, heel pain can be no fun.



1. Reduce Pain Throughout the Body

Your feet are your foundation. Everything is connected to your feet and the entire body depends on them for support. Foot problems may be an indication of something else going on in another part of the body, from the feet up the spine, to the head.

When your feet are misaligned, the joints above can get pulled out of position, or take on extra pressure and stress. As a result, knee pain, hip pain, and even lower back pain are extremely common side effects of misaligned feet.


2. Do More and Go the Distance Daily

How many times have you cut your walk short because the pain prevented you from walking that few more steps? You would love to go shopping or hiking with friends, but not sure you could keep up or if the pain would escalate.

It’s a reality that nothing holds you back like your feet wearing out before you’re ready to stop. Orthotics can reduce pressure across your feet and throughout your body; you can do more and go the distance with your friends.


3. Active or Athletic - Play more Efficient

If you’re a college or professional athlete or someone who loves to be active and play sports regularly or even a weekend jogger, having misaligned feel will throw your entire body off its game. You may tire fast and you put yourself at risk of injury. Agility, speed and power are much harder to achieve with misaligned feet.

Having a good pair of orthotics that fit your athletic shoes can make a huge difference in all aspects of your game. You’re less likely to get hurt and can push yourself longer before aches and pain begin to set in.


Book an Appointment with Danielle Willis, our Chiropodist. She will examine your feet and make recommendations to get you moving better and help with that heel and foot pain.

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