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Orthotics: A Body in Balance Rests On Your Feet

What is healthy living? Healthy living means different things to different people. For many, it involves being active. Dr. Kerry Zang, Podiatric medical director of the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians believes the health of your body rests on your feet.

Where do foot problems begin?

Over 75% of Americans will suffer from foot related ailments. These problems occur because your feet are always in motion and under enormous pressure. When your feet are functioning properly, they flatten and regain their arches. When they are not, it leads to pain and discomfort. If your feet are out of alignment, it forces some of the bones to support too much weight. The muscles then pull harder on these areas, making it more difficult for the tendons and ligaments to do their job. This can lead to problems including foot fatigue, neuromas, heel pain, hammertoes, bunions, and knee, hip or back pain.

Footmaxx™ Gait Analysis: Creating a custom support system for your feet

Shoe inserts are also available from many different outlets, including specialty stores with some new technology; however, technology alone cannot make the right orthotics for each individual. A podiatric evaluation to determine the cause of your problem is essential.

The secret to making proper orthotics, is accurately measuring the way you walk, when you are walking, and correlating it with a complete physical examination of your feet. Our doctors can now obtain this information with the new Footmaxx Gait Analysis diagnostic system. The system measures and records information as you walk across a special mat containing 960 separate sensors. Using this computerized information, Footmaxx orthotics are designed to correct any irregulaties in your foot movement patterns.

Are Othotics Right for Me?

If you are feeling pain or fatigue in your legs, feet, or even your back, a custom orthotic insert may help. The first step is to have an evaluation by one of our physicians. The doctor will then be in a position to make a recommendation.

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