Flat Feet and Fallen Arches

Fallen arches are commonly referred to as flat feet because the feet appear to have a low inside arch, especially when standing.  These feet may point away from the midline of the body. Functionally, the arch of the foot is similar in construction to an arched bridge.  The center section (arch bone and soft tissue support system) must be strong enough to hold the weight placed upon it.  If one or both of the ends that are anchored on shore are weak, the middle section is compromised.  If the heel and ankle roll down and inward, the arch will appear flat. If the front of the foot rolls down and in, the arch will also flatten.

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Swollen Ankles while Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of an enormous amount of physical changes for both the developing baby as well as the soon to be mother. The normal hormonal changes that occur affect many aspects of the body including the walls of her veins causing them to relax or dilate. In addition, total blood volume also increases in the first trimester and gradually rises with gestation (up to 45% greater).

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Benefits of Joint Manipulation

Joint manipulation is one of the most popular methods of providing greater range of motion (ROM) and pain relief to patients. Also sometimes referred to as ‘manual therapy,’ joint manipulation uses a variety of techniques to provide benefits to patients.

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Some Guides to Shoulder Pain

Sometimes individuals will ignore a slight recurring pain in their shoulder or arm thinking it will get better on its own. What these individuals don’t know is that shoulder pain can be as minimal as a quick intermittent pain, often described as a sharp catch, but can progress to a more constant, dull ache down the arm. Problems in the shoulder can occur with everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an isolated injury. These pains can be easily treated with physiotherapy where an accurate diagnosis will be stated and the appropriate treatment will be implemented.

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Did you know that Feet could be the reason of Hip, Knee, or Ankle Pain?

The human body is like an integrated chain reaction. This means that when one body part is working optimally – others will often follow. When one joint or muscle moves, it creates a chain of reactions in the associated muscles and joints. Poor mobility, improper posture or inactivity due to injury or surgery can cause significant pain in the affected joint or muscle but it can also create discomfort in other distant body parts.

On average, we take 10 000 steps each day. As such, the ankles and feet are commonly injured joints. Unfortunately, they are also the foundation or base of the “chain” and when injured can create significant problems in above joints and tissues. When an injury exists, surrounding muscles and joints become over-worked as they begin doing work that they were not designed to do, in order to compensate for the injured muscle or joint. The result is pain, loss in flexibility and poor mechanics of the ankle and foot, leading to subsequent pains in your knees, hips and low back.

One of the most common diagnosis is Flat feet and High Arches which can cause Ankle, Knee, or hip Pain. At Assured Health Group, our practitioners look at the whole body rather just being local in the approach of pain. When they examine the biomechanics of the feet, they are looking at the body holistically to see if there is any compensation when you walk. This is not specific to those who have had injury, sometimes there can be a chain of reactions due to a chronic condition in the feet. At Assured Health Group, We usually suggest Custom-made Orthotics or braces which can address the improper mechanics of the foot.