If you are experiencing foot pain, custom orthotics might be beneficial for you. Custom orthotics are shoe inserts specifically crafted for your feet by a podiatrist and a lab. Custom orthotics are designed to fit almost any footwear and cause your feet to remain in a certain position while you stand and walk. In doing so, orthotics alleviate many problems.
Here is how custom orthotics can help you feel better.
From the palm of your foot to the heel, each structure is designed to function in a certain way and withstand a certain amount of your weight. When your alignment is off, certain parts of your foot end up taking extra pressure from your weight, such as the heel of the foot. Custom orthotics support and protect all of the structures in your feet and ankles, which include bones, muscles, and soft tissues. Custom orthotics are designed to protect the structures in your feet by preserving alignment. This way, certain parts of your feet don’t have to endure more bodyweight pressure than necessary.
Custom orthotics also protect your feet. When you walk, run, dance, and more, the orthotics absorb pressure, so your feet, ankles, and the rest of your body don’t have to impact it.
Prevent Stress in Other Parts of Your Body
Many times, patients have pain in their hips or lower back, and it turns out, the solution is custom orthotics. Pronation is linked to stress on the hips, knees, and lower back. Not only do orthotics help with pain in your feet and ankles, but they also assist in aligning the entire body, including your spine and hips, so that when you stand, you aren’t putting extra pressure on certain body parts. Fortunately, custom orthotics can fix the alignment of your feet, which has a cascading positive effect on the entire body.
Enhance Athletic Performance
Custom orthotics can improve athletic performance and lower the risk of injury. Research also shows that custom orthotics can enhance vertical leap, increase strength, and improve balance. By improving alignment, and supporting and protecting the feet, custom orthotics allow athletes to focus on performance, instead of injuries and pain, and this results in better performance.
Reduce Foot Pain
Custom orthotics are designed to alleviate the underlying cause of foot injuries, overuse, and biomechanical issues. As such, they are high effective in reducing symptoms caused by such issues, the most common of which is foot pain.
Custom Orthotics in San Antonio, Boerne, Hondo, Floresville, Kenedy, Uvalde, and Live Oak, TX
Custom orthotics help to relieve stress, improve balance, reduce foot pain, and enhance athletic performance. Getting a pair of custom orthotics can be extremely helpful, not only to make you feel better, but to correct foot abnormalities you may be experiencing.
If you are interested in getting custom orthotics, call (210) 227-8700 to set up an appointment with the experienced podiatrists at the Podiatry Group of South Texas. You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to serving you soon.