Orthotics are custom-made arch supports and are an effective treatment for different types of foot pain. Orthotics can provide additional support and stability for individuals with biomechanical inadequacies in their feet and legs. While over-the-counter orthotic devices are available, severe leg or foot pain is usually best corrected with prescription orthotic supports. Consult with your podiatrist and keep reading to find out if you should consider getting orthotics.
You Experience Foot or Leg Pain after Exercise: Muscular soreness after an intense workout or athletic competition is not out of the ordinary. Pain in your joints, knees, or lower back may indicate that something is wrong. Functional orthotics are rigid, supportive devices which provide shock absorption and prevent over-pronation. In addition to reducing joint pain, they can also help prevent sprains and hyperextension.
You Have Difficulty Wearing Shoes Comfortably: If your feet are irregularly shaped, it can not only make finding a comfortable pair of shoes more difficult, but it can also lead to painful problems with your feet and legs. Orthotics can be used to create a better-fitting shoe for your feet, and ultimately reduce pain or stress associated with an imbalanced gait or improperly aligned foot.
You Are Bothered by Constant Calluses or Foot Ulcers: Accommodative orthotics are perfect for alleviating minor pain associated with foot ulcers, calluses, or bunions. These orthotics are soft and cushioned to make everyday activities like walking more comfortable, even with troublesome foot sores.
You Find it Difficult to Walk, Run, or Stand Up without Foot Pain: If you experience chronic foot or leg pain associated with everyday activities, it is likely an indication that you suffer from some sort of structural or biomechanical problem. Orthotics can compensate for imbalanced movement and irregular foot structure. With a prescription orthotic, walking and standing can be completely painless.
If you need custom-made orthotics or any other form of foot care, then call Family Foot Center at (718) 767-5555. We offer over 23 years of experience in treating heel and leg pain as well as plantar warts and other podiatric problems.