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Benefits of Wearing Custom Made Orthotics

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 00:00

Custom shoe orthotics offer numerous benefits for people who are seeking enhanced foot comfort and overall well-being. First, they provide personalized support, catering to specific foot anatomy and addressing individual concerns such as arch height, overpronation, or plantar fasciitis. By promoting proper alignment, orthotics can help to alleviate foot and lower body pain, reducing strain on muscles and joints. Additionally, they enhance shock absorption, making daily activities and sports more comfortable with less impact on the feet. Custom orthotics can also improve posture and balance, reducing the risk of injuries related to misalignment. Moreover, they can correct gait issues, making walking and running more efficient and reducing fatigue. Additionally, custom orthotics can prevent and help to correct various foot conditions, making them a valuable investment for those seeking long-term foot health and improved quality of life. If you are seeking more information about custom orthotics, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact one of our podiatrists from Grobowski Foot & Ankle. our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact one of our offices located in Bellevue, Seattle, and Issaquah, WA, . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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