Why use custom orthotics?
When standing or walking, the pressure on your feet can be greater than your body weight. When running, the pressure is more than tripled. With improper gait or foot biomechanics, your body weight isn't distributed evenly through your feet resulting in increased wear and tear in specific areas. This wear and tear in your feet can present many different symptoms, including: foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain, hip and low back pain, poor balance, inability to stand and walk, numbness and tingling, poor circulation, and much more. Certain disease processes can also affect the circulation and sensation in your feet, hindering your ability move around normally.
How do custom orthotics work?
Orthotics are designed with the purpose of alleviating painful or debilitating conditions, distributing your weight evenly, and providing assistance to help you put your best foot forward comfortably and pain free. Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed, fit, and manufactured for your individual feet. Every foot is different, and custom orthotics take into account these differences. Orthotics can be inserted into athletic shoes, everyday shoes, and even dress shoes, and can be easily removed and transferred between different pairs of shoes.
What types of conditions can orthotics help?