By Alan J. Discont, DPM, FACFAS
June 03, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Custom Orthotics
Custom Orthotics Bring Relief to Your Feet
If your feet are suffering from pain or other ailments, you are in luck. Your podiatrist offers orthotics to help your stand, walk and run more efficiently and comfortably.
Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes and materials to help alleviate your foot ailments. They also fall under three different categories, which include: rigid, soft and semi-rigid orthotics.
We utilize orthotics to alter or modify foot function. Orthotics are also designed to treat, adjust and support various biomechanical foot disorders. The most effective are custom-made orthotics, which are created to meet the specific needs of an individual’s foot shape and problem.
Your podiatrist prescribes orthotics as a conservative approach to many foot problems or as a method of control after certain types of foot surgery. Orthotics serve the purpose of correcting an abnormal walking pattern. By slightly altering the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface, orthotics make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient.
Visit your podiatrist today for an evaluation and to remain on track for healthy, pain free feet with orthotics.