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For people who feel that their foot is aching when standing, walking, or running, an ideal relief for them may be found in over-the-counter shoe inserts known as orthotics.

 

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics, also known as inserts, insoles or arch supports, are items used to help people deal with their foot pain. Orthotics can be a convenient way to assist the way a person walks, alleviate pain from any deformities, and help joint alignment.

In the world of podiatry, doctors may also prescribe various forms of orthotics for common lower limb problems, such as knee pain, heel pain, or lower back issues. They are often used together with soft tissue therapies and rehabilitation and strengthening programs so that affected muscles and ligaments can be healed and rehabilitated individually.

 

What Can Orthotics Treat?

Doctors often prescribe orthotics to treat conditions such as:

Custom orthotics may also be prescribed for people that have positional concerns with their legs or feet, including underdeveloped muscles found in these parts.

 

What Are the Benefits of Wearing Orthotics?

Personalised Foot Orthotics are Effective and Efficient

Custom foot orthotics are specifically created to match the prescription and specifications of an individual. Their medical condition, limb strength, and measurements of their legs and feet are considered here to make them more effective and efficient for the user.

Alleviating Foot Abnormalities

Compared to generic insoles, prescribed orthotics are able to alleviate foot abnormalities, such as supination and pronation.

These custom orthotics work even better when one foot has a different structure than its partner, helping restore balance and preventing foot problems from arising.

They Alleviate and Prevent Pain

People who are experiencing pain with their feet should visit a podiatric physician to assess their situation. Normally, a podiatrist would prescribe custom foot orthotics to help alleviate the pain and prevent any other injuries from occurring.

Besides that, custom orthotics can also help feet against calluses, foot ulcers, injuries, and corns.

Providing the Necessary Support

Supporting the body is not the only job of the feet, but they also help in balancing the overall bodyweight of a person. Wearing ill-fitting shoes and poor posture practices can lead to foot problems, like supination and pronation, causing strain, which can lead to pain and injury.

As custom foot orthotics are made specifically for each individual, they can provide the necessary support where needed. This allows the devices to effectively prevent pain and alleviate the symptoms of other foot problems.

 

Why Trust The Foot Pod?

That is why for people who are experiencing problems with their feet, it is best to visit an expert podiatrist to assess their condition and see whether custom orthotics are needed.

At The Foot Pod, Dr. Rachel Timmins and her experienced team can help relieve and fix problems with your feet. Give us a call at (08) 9246 7282 or send an email at drtimmins@thefootpod.com.cau for more details!