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Symptoms and Causes of Functional Scoliosis

by MASS4D® Insoles September 10, 2017

Functional Scoliosis

Scoliosis refers to an abnormal, C or S-shaped curve of the spine, when viewed from the front or back. Scoliosis can be present in three ways:

  1. the spine curving to the left as a single curve;
  2. the spine curving to the right as a single curve; or
  3. the spine curving both sides, shaped like the letter S.

Uneven shoulders, hips and the knees are amongst the common visual changes in the body in this condition.

Structural scoliosis, in many cases, is irreversible and may be caused by spinal injuries or infections, neuromuscular disorders or bone defects from birth. It involves a fixed deviation of the spine from its normal straight position.

Functional scoliosis, on the other hand, occurs in a structurally normal spine that lacks balance and symmetry from left to right side. Functional scoliosis is treated simply by finding the true cause of posture imbalance and correcting it.


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Leg length difference is one of the more common causes of poor spinal posture. A study in the Archives of Medical Science observed that 83% of the children had a noticeable correction of the curve during the first two weeks of treatment which involved internal shoe lifts.

Weak foot posture in one or both feet can also be considered as one of the causes of poor spinal posture. A flatfoot posture often causes twisting of the shin and thigh bones that visually appears as a shortened leg. This creates imbalance in the knees, hips and the lower back, adding more stress to the regions.

By supporting the feet in their corrected posture, MASS4D® insoles eliminate the internal rotation of the shin and thigh bone. This helps in restoring balance in the legs, which can then be seen in the hips and spine above.

MASS4D® helps to promote a healthy alignment of the feet and the lower body in order to reduce added stress and improve movement. 

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SOURCES:

Reference: Mark Charrette (2009) Orthotic Support for Functional Scoliosis. Dynamic Chiropractic: August 26, 2009, Vol. 27, No. 18.

Reference: Jan W. Raczkowski, Barbara Daniszewska, Krystian Zolynski (2010) Functional scoliosis caused by leg length discrepancy. Archives of Medical Science: June 30, 2010, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 393-398.

Reference: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr. Scoliosis: What You Need to Know. Spine-health. Retrieved from: http://www.spine-health.com/

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