Orthotics & Self Examination

Self Examination

Getting the answers a few simple questions can provide valuable insight into the cause(s) of your back, joint or foot pain. When the back acts up, check the feet!

  1. Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours a day?
  2. Do you participate regularly in any physical sport (basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.)?
  3. Are you age 40 or over?
  4. Have you ever had a prior injury to your knee, back, or neck?
  5. Do your shoes wear unevenly?
  6. Do you have joint pain while standing, walking, or running?
  7. Is one of your legs shorter than the other?
  8. Do you have knock-knees or bow legs?
  9. Do you have any obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, etc.)?
  10. Do your feet “toe out” when you’re walking?
  11. If you give an affirmative answer to any of the above, consider yourself a likely candidate for flexible, custom-made orthotics.