You may have heard us mention orthotics in our previous blogs, but what exactly are they and how can they benefit you? Custom foot orthotics are insoles and foot support for your feet that are molded specifically to your foot to maintain a neutral position of the foot. Having a custom orthotic insert or shoe creates an the perfect environment for your feet during all types of conditions, such as walking and running.
Orthotic prescriptions are on the rise. They are a great non-surgical option to give your feet maximum efficiency in all types of situations. Benefits of custom orthotics include decreased pain in the feet, decreased stress on the feet, redistribution of pressure of the foot, and prevention of injury in active people. Orthotics can help all different types of conditions, such as flat foot, plantar fasciitis, and neuromas. Elderly people may benefit from custom orthotics as well, as it provides increased ankle stability which can create more stable walking and prevent additional pressure on the feet, ankle, knees, hips, and lower back.
Getting fitted for orthotics is also very simple. It is done right in the office by your podiatrist and then they will be created specifically to your feet. Each person is different, so you will receive an assessment by your podiatrist and go over all your treatment options to determine if orthotics will treat your condition. Call our office of you would like to set up an appointment!