The reality is that not all of us are born with perfect feet. Life and age can throw a spanner in the works! Custom orthotics can leave you moving pain-free.
Why Custom Is Better Than Generic
Custom orthotics, also known as arch inserts or shoe supports, are meant to support problem points in your feet. These custom additions help compensate for a toe joint deformity, relieve heel pain and/or lift an arch.
Custom is the best route to take when it comes to orthotics. Unlike mass-produced, generic inserts that are available online or over the counter, custom orthotics are made specifically for your feet. They offer support where you need it the most and mould to the size and contours of your feet.
Also, because you don’t remain still all day, your stride will be evaluated during a custom orthotics evaluation. This gives the podiatrist a better picture of your foot function with movement. Every foot is unique and an orthotic that is not a custom fit may cause as much pain as it is meant to resolve.
The Benefits Of Custom Orthotics
Corrects Foot Abnormalities
Often discomfort may be your symptom but it is the underlying structural abnormalities that may be the reason for foot pain. Instead of merely masking your pain, custom orthotics will fix the underlying cause. This includes high arches (supination) or collapsed arches (pronation).
Custom orthotics provide support and cushioning because they redistribute the pressure. This is very helpful if you have arthritis or if you stand for significant periods during the day. Orthotics will additionally help prevent pressure ulcers and other foot abnormalities related to medical conditions such as diabetes.
Improves Ankle, Knee and Back Health
Foot pain might be what has you interested in orthotics in the first place. You will also benefit from custom orthotics if you are experiencing other pain locally.
Your back, knees and ankles all depend on your foot alignment and a healthy range of motion. Foot problems can create pain and limit mobility in your tendons, muscles and joints.
For more details about what custom orthotics can do for your feet and your health in general, book a visit with Free Your Feet Podiatry Medicare today to start taking care of your foot health. Call or email us.