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Tampa Chiropractor Encourages Use of Custom Orthotics for Pain Management

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Brian Caez, DC of Caez Chiropractic is advising patients that in addition to traditional chiropractic treatment, he can provide custom orthotics, which support the arches and help relieve back pain. According to the practice, when the foot's arches become overstretched, pain can occur not only in the foot, but also in the legs, hips and lower back. Foot Levelers Orthotics are custom made for each individual's unique arch using digital scan technology. These orthotics help support the arches, relieving pain and allowing individuals to return to an active lifestyle.

Tampa chiropractor Dr. Brian Caez is educating patients about the difference that custom orthotics can make for pain management. Not only can orthotics relieve pain in the arches, but they can also relieve pain in the lower back, hips and legs.

The foot has three arches that support each step an individual makes. If any of these three arches begins to give out or becomes overstretched, then individuals can experience pain. This pain is not limited to the foot. Without proper support from the arches, individuals may also experience pain in the legs, hip flexors and lumbar spine.

"Many of our patients are surprised to learn that arch problems do not only affect a patient's feet," said Dr. Caez. "They can cause the entire body to become unbalanced. This is one of the most common causes for chronic pain as well as postural problems."

The largest arch, known as the medial arch, runs along the inner side of the foot. If this arch "falls" over time, plantar fasciitis can occur. This is a painful inflammation of the connective tissues alongside the sole of the foot. Other arch problems include metatarsalgia, a condition associated with a poorly supported metatarsal arch.

In addition to chronic pain, problems with the arches also affect the body's posture. Poor posture can lead to a compressed lumbar spine.

"Custom-made orthotic wear is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis and other problems associated with the arches," said Dr. Caez. "Using cutting-edge digital technology, we create custom solutions that provide optimal support for patients whenever they walk, run or stand."

Dr. Caez and his chiropractic center work with Foot Levelers Orthotics, a company with more than 50 years of experience creating orthotics. Following a digital scan of a patient's foot, Foot Levelers provides a quick turn-around.

"With custom orthotic wear, the difference our patients experience in their posture, gait and pain levels is truly significant," said Dr. Caez. "In terms of pain management and posture correction, custom orthotic wear is truly life changing."

Custom orthotic wear also supports the health benefits provided by chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care helps to create space between vertebrae and restore natural curvature to the spine. When the arches are properly supported, the spine has a strong foundation on which to rest.

Prospective patients may learn more at http://www.drcaez.com.

CONTACT: Caez Chiropractic 888-667-5235Source: Caez Chiropractic