Sometimes we tend to think that orthotics are used by just an older population, but the fact is – ALL AGES can benefit from them!
Custom orthotics are different than the ones you typically buy over-the-counter in a store, because they are specifically made for YOUR unique feet. They are a simple insert that can be placed in your footwear with ease.
There are 4 key reasons you should consider getting orthotics:
1. Ongoing Foot Pain
If it hurts to walk, we have a problem. When serious issues have been ruled out, orthotics can help, by taking the stress off painful areas of your feet.
2. Fallen Arches
Orthotics can’t fix a fallen arch, but they CAN reposition your foot to make it easier to walk and reduce the chance of injury.
3. Standing All Day
If you stand for long periods of time, you need the extra support because your muscles get sore. Orthotics are a helpful way to give your feet a break.
Believe it or not, if you suffer from diabetes you have an increased risk of corns and calluses. Those ailments hurt your skin and if left untreated, can lead to bigger problems. Orthotics can ease the pressure on those areas.
If you suffer from some of the following issues, you could certainly benefit from a pair of custom orthotics:
If you’re ready to give orthotics a try – here’s what happens next!
Don’t worry – it doesn’t hurt! We examine your feet, legs, hips and lower back to determine if there are any underlying problems. We then take a computerized scan of your feet to see how you walk. And finally, we take a foam impression of your feet to make sure the orthotic is tailored to YOU.
Here are some frequently asked questions from our patients:
Will I have to get new footwear?