Your hips play a key role in connecting the upper body to the lower body. If you think about the mechanics involved with something as simple as walking down the street, it’s easy to see how much work the hips do and how much goes into keeping them aligned and stable.
In many ways, hip stability and alignment starts in the feet. While the hips need to be strong and flexible themselves, when we move, different mechanical systems in the lower body can also affect each other. This means that if you take a step that involves excessive foot rotation, it can pull on the ankles, the knees and even up to the hips and back.
So although there is no substitute for focusing on hip health, it is also important to ensure that the biomechanics of your feet aren’t playing a role in hip misalignment. If you do identify a problem in the feet, there’s a good chance custom orthotics can help with hip alignment correction.
Addressing foot alignment for better hip alignment
A high-quality pair of custom orthotics don’t just provide increased comfort and support. They should also address mechanical problems and misalignments that can travel all the way up the lower body.
Some of the foot problems that can potentially contribute to hip alignment issues include:
- Underpronation, or supination
- High arches
- Low arches, also known as flat feet
Unlike lower-quality mass-market insoles, custom orthotics are made with durable materials and are measured to the exact specifications of the wearer’s feet.
What sets Biocorrect custom orthotics apart?
At Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab, our experts have been addressing lower body issues such as foot and hip misalignment for more than 25 years. We designed our state-of-the-art orthotics to promote natural biomechanics and also to provide long-lasting comfort and durability.
Whether you come to our office or get fitted from home with our at-home moldable foam impression kit, you will receive a fully custom orthotic that gets you back to an active lifestyle. Our satisfied customers include people from all walks of life, from athletes to retirees. To learn more about our full product line and order your pair of custom orthotics, visit our online store today.