What causes foot pain?
Foot pain is usually caused when the 26 bones in each foot are misaligned and the 4 arches in each foot are not properly supported. Our medical-grade orthotics, which are guaranteed for a lifetime, realign the feet and support all 4 arches in each foot.
What is plantar fasciitis and what are the symptoms?
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia ligament is a structure that runs from the front of the heel bone to the ball of the foot. This dense strip of tissue helps support the arches of the foot. This ligament bears a tremendous amount of concentrated force when we stand and when we walk. This can cause the ligament to over stretch. Tears in the fascia can result. The pain can be confined to the heel; but in many causes, it can radiate throughout the arches. Usually it is most painful when you take your first steps in the morning and after sitting for long periods of time. Our products will support the plantar fascia ligament to prevent over stretching and inflammation. Most people feel immediate relief before they leave our office!
My pain is gone. I don’t have plantar fasciitis anymore! – Nancy Trexler, Lewisville, NC
Why do my heels hurt?
Heel pain is usually caused when a person bears too much weight on their heels, and this can also cause back pain as it compresses the vertebra in the lower back. Heel pain can result when tears have developed in the plantar fascia ligament (see the paragraph above). Striking your heels when you walk is another cause of heel pain.
Why do the balls of my feet hurt?
The metatarsal arch runs across the ball of the foot. If it is not properly supported, excessive weight is shifted to this area. This can cause thinning of the cushioning which pads the ball of the foot. If left uncorrected, this stress can cause calluses, neuromas, bunions, and hammer toes. Our products fully support the metatarsal arch to preserve the padding and take the stress of the toes.
What is a neuroma?
A neuroma is an inflamed nerve which causes pain in the ball of the foot. This pain radiates to the third and fourth toes. The second and third toes are also commonly affected. The pain is typically worse when standing and walking and is relieved by rest. Walking in soft shoes, narrow shoes, and going up and down stairs will aggravate the condition. Supporting the metatarsal arch can eliminate or significantly reduce the pain caused by neuromas.
What is a bunion?
A bunion is a structural change in the foot, resulting in a bone deformity at the big toe joint. This usually occurs over time in response to the abnormal motion of the foot. When the metatarsal arch is not properly supported, it can cause this improper motion. Our medical‑grade orthotics place the foot in the appropriate position and help remove the pull on the bunion. This can help stop the bunion from getting bigger. Proper support of the foot can also help prevent bunions from developing.
What causes hammer toes?
A hammer toe is a crooked toe that is the result of tendon imbalance. Over time the tendons in the feet can gradually pull the toes up. The tendon imbalance is due to faulty foot mechanics. This happens when the metatarsal arch is not supported. If uncorrected, the toes can actually cross over each other.
Why are my toes and feet numb? Why do my feet “burn,” “tingle,” etc.?
When the bones in our feet are misaligned, it compresses the nerves in the feet. This compression can cause pain, numbness, burning, tingling, etc. Our products realign the bones in the feet which stops the nerve compression.
What is pronation?
Pronation occurs when feet roll inward, placing too much weight on the inside of the feet. People who pronate may experience an inward rotation of the knees and forward tilting of the pelvis. Common injuries with people who pronate include shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and bunions.
What is supination?
Supination occurs when feet roll outward, placing too much weight on the outside of the feet. People who supinate may experience an outward rotation of the knees, and the pelvis may tilt back. Ankle sprains, heel spurs, hammer toes, and stress fractures are common in people who supinate.
What causes back pain?
Back pain caused by normal “wear and tear” usually begins in the feet. Most people bear too much weight on their heels. This can compress the vertebra in the lower back. This causes tension and stress on the spine. The moment you stand on our medical‑grade orthotics, your weight is shifted from your heels to the strongest part of the foot, and the stress on the spine is relieved. People with back pain usually feel immediate relief!
I can’t believe how this has changed my life! I met Natural Foot Care at the Triad Homebuilders Home and Garden Show at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem in February 2016. I was skeptical they could help me, but they proved it right there on the spot. My back pain is not completely gone, but it is so much better! I can do things now that I couldn’t do before. My wife and I had quit traveling. My pain prevented me from it. We just went on a cruise, and I felt great! I didn’t think I would ever be able to do that again. My alignment and balance are even corrected! – Robert B, Lewisville, NC
What causes knee pain?
If your feet roll to the inside (pronation) or to the outside (supination) when you walk, so do your knees. This can break down the cartilage in the knees. Once the knees are “bone-on-bone,” a knee replacement is usually needed. Our products stabilize your feet and knees. Your feet will not roll when you walk, and your knees will not be pulled out of alignment. We have helped many people avoid knee replacements.
My knee doesn’t swell any more. My pain is gone! I’m in great shape! Thank you Sherry! – Betsy Phillips, Westfield, NC
What causes hip pain?
If your feet are not properly aligned and supported, neither are your knees and hips. The problems start in your foundation (your feet) and advance to knees, hips, back, shoulders, and neck. Just like the foundation of your house. If it is not supported, it can lead to the following “symptoms:” buckling floors, cracks in the walls, sagging ceilings, etc. Common sense tells us we would not repair the floors, walls, and ceiling until we fix the foundation. The same is true of your body. We fix your foundation and eliminate the stress on your hips. We have helped many people prevent hip replacements!
How is Natural Foot Care different from a podiatrist?
- We do not treat symptoms. We pinpoint the root cause of the problem, and we fix it usually in just one visit.
- We spend approximately 1 ½ hours with each person. We do a full biomechanical assessment to determine the precise correction you need.
- Our products are not just corrective, but preventive. Knee and hip replacements usually start in the feet; and, frequently can be avoided if corrected in time.
- We do not prescribe cortisone shots, braces, boots, medication, etc. We do not recommend surgery.
- Our products fit in all shoe types (even sandals).
- We guarantee our products for five years.
- Our products realign your feet, knees, hips, back, neck, and shoulders. You will see that occur immediately!
- Our products support all four arches in each foot instead of just one or two.
- Our products correct your balance completely the moment you start wearing them. It sounds too good to be true, but it is!
- Our products help prevent forward-head posture.
- We do not charge for any follow-up visits (only about 5% of the patients we see need a follow-up visit) or a full exchange of products (if needed) within 30 days following your appointment.
- You get three to four pairs of orthotics (not just one) to accommodate all of your shoe types (even sandals). You leave with them the same day of your appointment—not just one pair.