Ease Your Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

Don’t let back pain rule your life. There are various treatments for managing back pain and one many people overlook is custom orthotics.


Why would you do something for your feet if your back is what is giving you pain?  The answer lies in what our Traverse City orthotics specialists strive to achieve: proper alignment of your feet into the most anatomically efficient position, which in turn rights your gait and posture.


So while massage, exercise or other treatments for back pain might address your symptoms, having custom-fitted orthotics will remedy the potential cause of your discomfort. Many times at our Michigan locations (we have more than 20 — including Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, and Marquette), clients report significantly reduced back, hip, and knee pain when using their custom orthotics.


Think about the impact of, for example, a pronated ankle (one that rolls inward). This condition impacts how a person is able to bear their body weight. This, in turn, puts strain on other parts of the body, most commonly pulling the knees inward – which then puts strain on the hip joint and ultimately the spine. Every step taken with pronated feet and ankles will be misaligned and could contribute to back pain. And this is just one example!


Just as a house requires a good foundation, your body needs a good, stable positioning of the feet to carry your body well as you move throughout the day. Your feet, those of us in the orthotics industry like to say, are the base of your body’s kinetic chain. When your feet are properly aligned, the joints above (from your knees to your neck) benefit.


While you can buy one-size-fits-all orthotics at drugstores or other shops, custom orthotics are designed specifically for your particular body. There are many benefits to having custom orthotics fitted, notably they work to resolve kinetic misalignments specifically and they last longer than over-the-counter brands.


Suffering from back pain? Visit Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics to see if custom orthotics will help ease your back pain. We’ve been providing expert orthotics services in Michigan since 1955 and have more than 20 locations, including Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, and Marquette.

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