Orthotics

Compass Chiropractic provides custom orthotics to solve many foot, ankle, knee, hip, and low back conditions experienced by individuals in the Des Moines area. Most people understand that foot pain and foot conditions such as plantar fascitis can be related to problems with the arches. However, many don't realize that knee pain, hip pain, and low back pain can also be related to improper function of the feet. When the arch of a foot “drops” or the foot becomes more flat, it puts abnormal forces into the foot as well as the ankle, knee, hip, and low back. If one of your arches has dropped more than the other, walking will be similar to driving a car with a flat or low tire on one side: extra vibration and stress will be experienced throughout the structure.

For this reason, Dr. Krohse has invested in an advanced digital scanner to perform analysis of the arches of the feet of Des Moines area residents. It provides an image of your arches while you stand, and any problems can be determined. Depending on the type and condition of your arches, Dr. Krohse will be able to recommend the ideal type of shoes and, if needed, off the shelf or custom orthotics to avoid or heal injuries. If custom orthotics are indicated by the digital examination, it is a simple process to send the information obtained from the scan to Foot Levelers, the world's number one maker of semi-flexible custom orthotics. Foot Levelers will analyze the foot scan and create a unique custom orthotic for each foot with the goal of reducing abnormal forces coming up through the joints of the legs and low back. Turnaround time from placing the order to receiving the orthotics is usually 3-5 days for patients in the Des Moines area and the orthotics are guaranteed to meet your expectations.

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