Custom-made orthotics are a valuable solution for alleviating foot pain and addressing various foot conditions. These personalized shoe inserts are designed to provide optimal support and alignment for an individual's unique foot structure and gait patterns. Custom orthotics offer precise support tailored to your specific needs. They are crafted based on a detailed assessment of your foot anatomy, including arch height, pronation, and other biomechanical factors. This ensures they provide the right level of support where needed, redistributing pressure evenly, and reducing strain on problematic areas. Custom orthotics can also improve alignment and stability. Correcting imbalances in your feet, ankles, or legs can reduce the stress on joints and muscles, promoting a more natural and efficient walking or running pattern. Furthermore, orthotics can alleviate pain caused by plantar fasciitis, bunions, or flat feet. They can provide cushioning and shock absorption, reducing discomfort during daily activities or sports. If you have persistent foot pain, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss whether custom-made orthotics are a viable option for you.
If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact one of our podiatrists from Palm Beach Foot & Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.
Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.
If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.
If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.
If you have any questions please contact our offices located in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and West Palm Beach, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.