Shin splints are the result of an increase in the amount of stress put on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. Some common activities which can lead to shin splints are:
- Running downhill
- Running on a slanted or tilted surface
- Running in worn-out shoes
- Engaging in sports with frequent starts and stops, such as basketball and tennis
Achilles Tendinitis is the result of intense or repeated strain on the Achilles tendon which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Walking, running, jumping or pushing up on the toes all require the use of this tendon.
Over time the Achilles tendon weakens, making it easier to injure. This is especially true in people that engage in sports casually such as on weekends, or who have suddenly upped the intensity level of their running schedule.
Plantar Fasciitis is common among runners. Additionally, pregnant women, overweight people, and people who wear shoes that don't meet their support needs are at risk.
The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue (fascia) which supports the arch on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Normally, the plantar fascia is like a shock-absorber, supporting the arch in your foot. If there is too much strain on this tissue, it can cause small tears. Constant stretching and tearing can lead to irritation or inflammation of the fascia, leading to plantar fasciitis.
Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other conditions. One mechanical cause of knee pain is walking on the outside or inside of your shoes due to one leg being shorter.
If you have hip or foot pain, you may unconsciously change the way you walk to spare the pain. But this adjustment can place more stress on your knee joint. In some cases, problems in the hip or foot can refer pain to the knee.
Supination of the foot due to short leg syndrome can lead to hip pain. As a result of the shorter leg the body compensates by leaning to one side in order to level things out. Use of an Adjustable Heel Lift levels out the shorter leg and corrects posture, eliminating the strain causing pain in the hips.
Lower Back Pain
Uneven leg length causes the body compensates by leaning to one side in order to level things out. Use of an Adjustable Heel Lift levels out the shorter leg and corrects posture, eliminating the strain causing pain in the lower back.
Flatfeet can alter optimal alignment of your legs which can contribute to problems in your ankles and knees. Treatment is helpful in preventing symptoms of pain.
Over time, wear and tear can weaken the tendon that runs along the inside of your ankle which helps support your arch.
Bunions develop when the pressures of bearing and shifting your weight fall unevenly on the joints and tendons in your feet.
- High-heeled or ill-fitting shoes
- Inherited foot type
- Foot injuries
- Deformities present at birth (congenital)
Bunions can also develop as a result of an inherited structural defect (flat feet) or stress on your foot.
There are any causes for migraines but much of it isn't very well understood. Aside from the more common causes, short-leg syndrome, leg-length discrepancy, or even leg length, can lead to pronation of the foot. As a result of the pronation the body's knee, hip, shoulder, and neck can be put under additional strain in the body's effort to compensate.
Long-term effects of this can lead to migraines due to constant strain from joint mis-alignment and stress.