When someone experiences foot pain, it isn’t uncommon for the normal way of walking to be painful. As a result, we will instinctively change our walking pattern. This change in walking gait, if prolonged, can affect the whole lower body chain, from the ankle, to the knee, to the hip, to the lower back. When foot pain, or a foot deformity, change the way you walk it changes how all the bones of all these other joints move with each other. This could cause cartilage in the joints to wear down, and ligaments and tendons can be stressed beyond their normal range. When this happens over an extended period, it is possible for arthritis to set in.

Often, orthotics can be used to help with lower back pain caused by poor biomechanics of the feet. Orthotics correct faulty and/or excessive motions of the feet, which will normalize the posture and alignment of the lower body- alleviating unnecessary stress to areas of your lower back. The use of orthotics is a simple yet acute therapy, that is performed by simply standing and walking properly. If necessary, it is easily combined with other treatments and therapies. However, depending on the condition that is causing your foot pain, orthotics may not be the answer. We won’t know the proper course of treatment until we have evaluated your individual concerns.

If you are experiencing pain in your feet and/or ankles, please do not ignore it. Contact one our friendly foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle for an evaluation. They will help you find a solution for your problem. Your back will thank you!

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If you're seeking the help of an experienced podiatrist you owe it to yourself to speak with our doctors as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.
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