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One of the common problems that we notice with feet these days, are commonly referred to as “flat foot”. In most cases a very noticeable “flattening of the foot” which is caused by excess “rolling over” of the foot or “excess pronation”. This condition is experienced by more than 70% of the general population, and the effect can be mild to severe. The cause of this condition, is primarily due to the fact that we spend so much time on hard unnatural surfaces, be it roads and pavements, the flooring in our homes and offices, shopping malls etc. What really does not help is either walking around bare foot, or with improper fitting and unsupportive footwear.

Although, noticeable in children, the long term effects can show up in 15 to 20 years time. This is because the feet being the foundation of the body, will have a direct effect on the rest of the body even if it is very gradual process. When our feet flatten, rolling over inwards, the lower leg (up to the knee) follows suit, and the upper limb with the hips and the back, thus problems with your feet can also result in leg aches, knee pain and back ache.
Heel Pain
“A stabbing pain in the centre of the heel, especially with your first steps out of bed in the morning.”

The most common cause of Heel pain is ‘Plantar fasciitis’ i.e. inflamation of the plantar fascia - the band of tissue along the botom of your foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. when the arch drops and the foot over-pronates the plantar fascia is overly stretched. Increased tension and repetitive stretching causes the fascia to become irriated or inflamed, resulting in pain. Sometimes a bony heel spur is present, but the cause of pain is usually the stretched fascia. Feetlab orthotics support the arch, thereby reducing the tension on the plantar fascia and treating the very cause of this problem.
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Back Pain
“A dull ache and tiredness in the lower back, especially after standing for a while.”

Over-pronation of the feet can put the entire body out of balance. Typically, over-pronation causes the legs to rotate inwards and the pelvis to tilt forward. The result is increased spinal curvature and continuous tension on the muscles in the lower back causing pain and discomfort. feetlab orthotics controls over-pronation, preventing internal rotation of the legs and forward pelvic tilt. The body posture greatly improves and the tension on the lower back muscles is reduced, therefore relieving associated pain and tiredness.
Knee Pain
“A sharp pain in the knee and a crunching sensation, especially when getting up or walking up stairs.”

The knee forms the link between the upper and lower leg and is a hinge joint, designed to flex and extend the lower leg, not to rotate it! However, when the foot rolls inwards(over-pronation). the lower leg is forced to internally rotate resulting in poor knee function. This will inevitably lead to damage and pain. feetlab orthotics corrects over-pronation and helps restore proper knee function.
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Flat Foot
One of the most common problems that we notice with feet these days, are what is commonly referred to as “flat foot”. As the name suggests, it is in most cases a very noticeable “flattening of the foot” which is caused by excess “rolling over” of the foot or “excess pronation”. This condition is experienced by more than 70% of the general population, and the effect can be mild to severe. The cause of this condition, is primarily due to the fact that we spend so much time on hard unnatural surfaces, be it roads and pavements, the flooring in our homes and offices, shopping malls etc. What really does not help is either walking around bare foot, or with improper fitting and unsupportive footwear.
Although, noticeable in children as early as 3 ½ to 4 year olds, the long term effects can show up in 15 to 20 years time as the body tries to cope with the condition.