Custom scanning/casting of foot orthotics.
Q. What do my feet have to do with my back?
A. Your feet are the foundation of your body, supporting you when you stand, walk, or run. Your body is an interconnected system of specialized parts, and the support structure which holds everything together is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be contributing to your overall postural balance or imbalance. Custom-made orthotics can help bring you long-term relief.
Q. What is Short Leg Syndrome?
A. Short leg syndrome (SLS), as the name implies, is a condition where an individual has one leg shorter than the other. Although there are many causes for SLS, the effect on the body is the same. It results in an unbalanced pelvis which can cause curvatures in the spine. There are several causes for SLS including leg fractures and foot pathologies (such as fallen arches and chronic ankle sprains). Ask Dr. Baker to evaluate the status of your leg length.
Q. Where’s my sacroiliac joint and why would I have pain there?
A. Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint is thought to cause low back and/or leg pain. The pain can be similar to pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation. This condition is generally more common in young and middle age women. The sacroiliac joint lies next to the spine and connects the sacrum (the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine) with the pelvis (iliac crest).
The Sacroiliac Joint:
- Transmits all the forces of the upper body to the pelvis (hips) and legs.
- Acts as a shock-absorbing structure
The source of sacroiliac joint pain can be caused by either:
- Too much movement -- hypermobility or instability
- Or too little movement -- hypomobility or fixation.
The pain is typically felt on one side of the low back or buttocks, and can radiate down the leg.
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