Don’t get us wrong: in general, common sense is a very good thing to have. It’ll serve you well, or at least point you in the right direction, at least 90 percent of the time.
But sometimes common sense can be misleading—especially when it comes to the healthy functioning of your body.
Let’s say your hip has been bothering you for a while, and the feeling seems to be getting worse. Common sense would probably tell you that you have some kind of mechanical problem with your hip itself—perhaps arthritis, or an inflamed tendon. And you might very well be right.
However, the root cause of your hip pain might be something very different. In fact, the problem may start in a completely different part of your body—namely, your feet!
Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. To explain why, we need to talk a little bit about something called biomechanics.
Put Your Body Back in Place
If you’re suffering from pain anywhere throughout your standing skeletal system—especially pain that you can’t seem to explain, or that hasn’t responded to other treatments in a permanent way—don’t overlook the possibility that misaligned feet may be to blame.
And if that does happen to be the case, the best thing you can do for yourself is stop by and see Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates for a complete evaluation and, quite likely, a new set of extremely comfortable, awesomely effective custom orthotics.
Just give our office in Commerce Township a call at (248) 360-3888, or send us an appointment request online.