Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics and Chiropractic Treatment

Everything changes when the foot hits the ground.
Truer words have never been spoken. In order to treat someone with pain effectively and most successfully, the treating chiropractor must examine their patient’s movement patterns. This begins with how they walk. Orthotics also known as insoles, orthoses or shoe inserts, are designed to correct foot posture and abnormal or irregular walking patterns.

Foot orthotics are not just “arch supports,” although this term is often used to describe them. They perform functions that make your everyday activities more comfortable and efficient, by altering the angles at which the feet strike the ground when standing, walking, jogging, running and jumping.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics and Chiropractic TreatmentOrthotics are shaped insoles placed inside shoes with the purpose of restoring natural foot movement. This is necessary when the natural balance of our lower body has been disrupted by, for instance, over-pronation. Many common complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain can be caused by poor foot mechanics.

Foot Orthotics

Foot orthotics helps to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Provide support
  • Prevent or halt the development of foot deformity
  • Provide better positioning of the feet when they hit the ground
  • Relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot
  • Improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot
  • Reduce lower limb torsion and stress on the knees

At Van Ness Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to any biomechanical problem.

We understand that the problem may not always be located around the area of the body where you have pain. In some cases the problem may lie in a number of areas, such as pelvic dysfunction, leg length discrepancies, tight or poorly toned muscles as well as poor posture.
If we do not find that your problem is caused by your foot position or poor biomechanics, we will not prescribe foot orthotics.

Orthotics In Sports

Orthotics In Sports

Correction of poor foot biomechanics with orthotics can improve and prevent many types of pain conditions and symptoms such as: Achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot), sesamoiditis, toe pain, ankle pain, tibialis dysfunction, impingement syndrome, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, tendonitis, policeman’s heel, heel spur, pronation, bunions, shin pain (compartment syndrome, shin splints), knee pain (chondromalacia patellae, patello-femoral syndrome).

Casual/Dress

Casual/Dress

How Are Orthotics Different From Regular Shoe Insoles?

There is a significant difference between regular insoles and orthotics. Regular insoles are purely designed to provide a cushioning effect and shock absorption. They may feel comfortable at first, however they do not address any biomechanical problems – they are not designed to correct over-pronation. On the other hand, orthotics are a functional device, designed to correct and optimize foot function.

What is pronation?

What is pronation?
The most common form of bad foot biomechanics is over-pronation, which is the dropping of the arches and rolling inwards of the feet and ankles, causing flat feet. It is estimated that 70% of people in the western world are affected by over-pronation. This condition presents itself in varying degrees of severity, with some people over-pronating more than others.
The fact that so many of us suffer from over-pronation due to fallen arches can be contributed to the hard and flat surfaces we walk on daily. Other factors that play a role include age, weak ankles and excess body weight. As a result, over-pronation is much more prevalent in people above the age of fifty as well as those who are overweight.
Over-pronation doesn’t pose a serious problem in the short term, especially for younger people. However, abnormal foot function over a period of time can lead to serious foot problems like heel pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot).
Foot problems can also cause pain elsewhere in the body. For example, an over-pronated foot will make the leg rotate inwards (internal rotation) which in turn may have repercussions further up your leg and lower back. As you compensate for the pronated foot you are likely to feel symptoms of aches and pains as far away as the knees, hips and the low back.
Orthotics are an effective and inexpensive solution to the over-pronation problem. Buying a pair of orthotics can be a worthwhile investment to your health as they can prevent many problems.

 

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Monday
7:30AM - 5:45PM

Tuesday
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday
7:30AM - 5:45PM

Thursday
7:45AM - 10:30AM

Friday
7:30AM - 12:00PM

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* For emergency or after hour appointments, call or text Dr. Van Ness at 224-622-5836

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Christopher MaxsonChristopher Maxson
21:06 11 Jul 22
LOVE THIS PLACE! Dr Van Ness is awesome. Really knows his stuff. Friendly and comfortable environment. Has been really helpful keeping my body healthy with working 2 physical jobs. Thank you Dr Van Ness. Also when it comes to acupunture, I would recommend Dr Rani. Thank you for your kindness. From the first day I felt very comfortable here so I appreciate you. And to the amazing and friendly staff Thank you for all that you guys do.. for all you do y
Erin LocherErin Locher
16:56 01 Jul 22
I can't say enough about Dr. Jason Van Ness and the team at Van Ness Chiropractic! When people ask if I know a good Chiropractor in town, without hesitation, I recommend Van Ness Chiropractic. Not only for "fixing" what's broken, but for wellness maintenance, too. I see people in the office ranging from babies to elderly, athletes of all kinds, people who travel far and wide and make time, when in town, to visit Dr. Van Ness. Van Ness Chiropractic offers a vainly of services and is not limited to Chiropractic care. Besides my regular Chiropractic visits, I have taken advantage of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. My quality of life is enriched by regular visits to Dr. Jason Van Ness and his team!Stop by and meet the team...you'll be thankful you did.
Rick LewanRick Lewan
12:47 30 Jun 22
Dr.Van Ness has built himself a great place for health. I’ve been seeing him since he did a residency with Dr.Cox, late 1990s. As a legacy patient he has always kept me straight. He even came in on a weekend to assist my wife with an issue. His place isn’t just straightening crooked people. He treats young athletes to the “ole guys” equally. His center of health has a variety of therapists to get you the proper care you want.
Laurie WenzelLaurie Wenzel
20:04 16 Jun 22
I have been nothing but happy and feeling great after 6 1/2 years of seeing Jason and Jeff! Thank you for being so positive and always available!Your office and staff are wonderful and so welcoming! Keep up the awesomeness and congratulations on the big 25!
Angeline GuseAngeline Guse
13:54 01 Jun 21
I didn’t even know I had mild back problems until I came here. Very thorough and very friendly staff! I love the fact that it’s also a clean and safe place as they wipe surfaces often. Definitely recommend!
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