Unbalanced Body Alignment
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An unbalanced condition in the body alignment, affect all bones, joints and muscles and pulls them out of the correct alignment. The unbalanced condition can pull the joints out from the right alignment causing a rubbing/wearing process in cartilage, which can in some cases lead to hip and knee replacements. The unbalanced condition can cause sore back and sore joints and even right up to the neck.
A large number of people don't have sore feet and their main complaints are sore joints and sore back. 80% of the time these problems originate from having underlying foot conditions, and caused by the unbalanced condition or different foot condition between the left and right. This is what is called a feet-related problem.
These problems can get worse for example hip/knee replacements etc. in the future without treatment.
If there is a difference in the pressure on the Pedikom pressure map, between the left and right sides this indicates an unbalanced condition.
There are different types of unbalanced conditions that we can see from the pressure maps:
- The pressure distribution is different between the left and right side i.e. there is more white and blue on one foot than the other. This indicates that the body weight point has moved to one side. If the person was measured with two separate scales (one foot on each), the side which has more pressure overall, would be the side that would be heavier. A person can have the same degree of flat feet or high arches on both feet, however they can still have more pressure (white and blue) on one side than other - which is still an unbalanced condition.
- Two different feet conditions i.e one side high arch, one side flat feet or two different degrees of flat feet or two different degrees of high arches.
The right side has more pressure than the left side, especially seen by more blue/white areas. The body weight point has moved to the right and the person has an unbalanced condition.
The right foot has a high arch as no side pressure can be seen. The left foot has degree 3 flat foot. There is two totally different foot conditions on one person. This is an extreme unbalanced condition - a potential for hip and knee replacement.
This is an example of two different degrees of flat feet - two different foot conditions. This creates an unbalanced condition
This is an example of two different degrees of high arches - two different foot conditions. Right side already has totally high arch, left side is developing high arches. This creates an unbalanced condition.
Treatment: The built in modules in the patients Pedikom Orthotics will re-distribute the body weight into the places where it should be on both sides of the feet. With this process the whole body structure is affected - as the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles are pulled back into the correct alignment, through the feet. This process can be followed on the pressure map as the body weight distribution changes until it is the same (or similar) on both sides. As the balance is restored back to the normal alignment through the feet, symptoms like sore back and sore joints will gradually decrease.