Bad Posture


 

How it feels

Most people do not realize how important posture is.  Posture related pain ranges from the most common low back pain, shoulder and neck pain to frequent headaches and TMJ dysfunction.  Bad posture is a downward spiral because your body typically compensates for  bad posture with worsening posture.  Your lower body posture changes too, and when you start walking around with bent knees, you really look prematurely old, and probably feel it as well.  You probably wouldn't connect bad posture and anxiety, but they connect through changes in breathing patterns.  Bad posture can cause GERD (reflux) symptoms, constipation and other functional problems.

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Bad posture can most often be blamed on your feet.  Because your feet hyperpronate (arches collapse and ankles roll in), they do not properly support your body. Like a house on a bad foundation, your whole body is impacted. Your knees rotate inward, your back sways, making your stomach and buttocks stick out, your shoulders roll forward and your head is forward of your shoulders — the perfect definition of bad posture. You are off balance and it shows (find a candid side view picture of yourself!!).   You are stressing your body, and over time you are causing physical damage to your muscles, ligaments and joints.



Head Forward
Shoulders Forward
Sunken Chest
Pelvis Forward
Knock Kneed
Unstable Feet

How to eliminate the pain  

Being aware of your posture, straightening your back, lifting your chest, rolling your shoulders back and rotating your pelvis so your stomach and behind are tucked in will help improve your posture.  Unless posture is part of your sport or exercise, if you're like most people, you will have a hard time being consistent with it. 

Some people consciously or subconsciously roll their feet out (supinate) to counteract hyperpronation and because it feels better.  They usually have a better posture, but walking on the outside of your feet brings its own problems and pain (like shin splints).   

Arch supports and heel shims (orthotics) are often recommended for posture improvement, but unless you stand still all day, like your house, shimming the foundation does not work, and, arch supports will weaken your feet.

 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause bad posture.

 

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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including bad posture.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

"Normalize Your Feet"

 

 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

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  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

Would you rather just test them in your shoes?  You'll have what you need with the Perfect Fit™ package giving you both the 3.5 mm and the 6.0 mm pair - the second pair at a 40% discount. 

Relief in just a few days: Start by choosing Gender and Size.

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*Choose#1 (low) Arch for flat feet and mild Plantar Fasciitis.  Choose #2 (high) Arch for severe Plantar Fasciitis. Otherwise choose NO arch support.
 
 

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