If you’re suffering from foot pain, custom orthotics may be able to help. Orthotics are devices that are inserted into shoes and can help correct various problems with the feet and lower limbs. Custom orthotics are made specifically for your feet. A podiatrist will use molds to take impressions of your feet, which are sent to a lab to create your custom orthotics.
Let’s talk about the different ways custom orthotics can help relieve aching feet.
Custom orthotics can help improve your balance by providing support for the arches of your feet. By doing so, custom orthotics can actually realign your entire body, giving you balance. This can in turn help prevent falls and injuries when you walk, run, and exercise.
The right pair of custom orthotics can alleviate pain in the heels, balls of the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back by providing support and realigning the bones in these areas. This alleviation of pain allows for greater mobility and function.
Help You Stay Active
Custom orthotics help people stay active because they improve comfort levels while walking or running. For example, if you have heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, wearing supportive custom orthotics can make it possible for you to stay on your feet without exacerbating your condition. This is why a lot of people who stay on their feet all day, like construction workers, teachers, and factory workers, use custom orthotics.
Because they’re customized specifically for each individual’s feet, custom orthotics tend to provide better support than over-the-counter inserts. If you have flat feet, high arches, or other specific issues that need correction, a podiatrist can create custom inserts using molds of your feet that will address these needs perfectly.
In addition to providing better balance and alleviating pain, wearing custom orthotics along with the right shoes may help prevent injuries. For instance, people who pronate excessively (roll their feet inward when walking) are at risk for developing ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures. Wearing inserts that help raise the arches of the feet can decrease this pronation and reduce the risk of sustaining these types of injuries.
Custom Orthotics in San Antonio, Boerne, Hondo, Floresville, Kenedy, Uvalde, and Live Oak, TX
At The Podiatry Group of South Texas, we provide custom orthotics for our patients, so they can take full advantage of its benefits. Custom orthotics can ease not just foot pain, but also knee, hip, back, and neck pain. When your body is out of alignment, many problems can develop. We also make custom orthotics for patients with diabetes, foot deformities, and foot injuries.
To find out if custom orthotics are right for you, call our podiatry clinic nearest you, or use our convenient online request form. We look forward to bringing you the best in podiatry care in South Texas.