Can Orthotics Help with Sciatica?
Sciatica – It can be a real pain in the butt – literally! Anyone experiencing this debilitating pain knows that sciatic nerve pain can really be the pits.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body, it is as thick as one of your fingers where it arises in the lower spine. It then travels from your lower back through your hip and buttocks area and down your leg. When pressure is placed on this nerve you may feel pain in this region accompanied by tingling, ‘pins and needles’, numbness and sometimes muscle weakness in the leg. This uncomfortable, and often intolerable, condition is called ‘Sciatica’.
Chiropractic Services for Sciatica
Dr McHardy, Chiropractor/Acupuncture Provider at Parkway Back and Foot Clinic, can make chiropractic adjustments designed to relieve pain in the nervous system and improve day to day activity. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing back pain relief, pain from sciatica and managing chronic pain caused by herniated discs or other spinal abnormalities.
Custom Orthotics and Sciatica
Custom Orthotics are a system of foot support built in to, or added to, shoes to assist in restoring the foot's natural, neutral alignment. They can improve postural alignment which may affect hip position and heel lift that could be causing the sciatic pain. Orthotics can help prevent or relieve problems that result form an unbalanced gait or poor posture, like lower back and sciatica pain.
A consultation with Danielle Willis, Chiropodist at Parkway Back and Foot Clinic can help you decide whether orthotics are the right choice for your pain. She can diagnose the root of the problem and give you pointers on proper posture and specific exercises.
Visit Stoney Creek Custom Orthotics for more information on Custom Orthotics.
Call 905-662-9835 or visit the office at:
910 Queenston Rd. Unit 11B, Stoney Creek, ON., L8G 1B5