Can bad feet really cause neck pain? It’s amazing how the structure of your feet can have a significant impact on the rest of your body. Your feet act as the foundation for your entire body and they are asked to do a great amount of work every day. When a small problem develops in your feet, it not only causes subtle changes in the way you walk, but it starts a chain reaction of changes in your posture and other movements. It is not uncommon for a complaint of arch pain or bunions to lead into more severe problems such as hip and low back pain, or even neck pain. Custom-made, prescription orthotics are designed to correct your specific body imbalance. Similar to braces on teeth, orthotics provide consistent, gentle pressure to restore proper foot alignment and structure. The result: relief throughout the body, and renewed energy and enjoyment of daily activities.

Do you experience any of the following symptoms?

Heel pain
Arch pain / fatigue
Uneven shoe wear
Low back pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Visible foot problems
     (bunions, fallen arches / flat feet, toeing out)

If you do experience any of the above, you will likely benefit from custom orthotic therapy. Contact dkb for more information or schedule a foot examination to see if you and your feet would benefit from custom orthotic therapy. Although orthotic therapy is not covered by OHIP, it is covered by many private plans and worker benefit plans. Check your plan to see which benefits are included.