Basketball involves constant jumping up and down, changing directions, and playing on hard surfaces, all of which can lead to heel pain. Of course, you don’t have to play basketball for your heels to hurt – there are many causes behind this common problem! There is, however, one good treatment plan that can often eliminate discomfort and help prevent future issues: custom orthotics are the MVP!
Specially designed to follow the unique contours of your feet, custom orthotics are made just for you, to address your individual needs – a great reason to be a big fan! If your heel pain stems from a faulty foot structure or poor biomechanics, orthotics can be made to provide support where you need it, as well as correct the position of your foot. This will keep your feet aligned so you step properly (and sidestep pain). Let’s hear it for that!
Orthotics can also distribute your weight more evenly, directing pressure away from your heel. They can offer an extra cushion for protection and comfort, too – a good defense against reoccurrence.
Of course, it’s important to determine the source of your heel pain to know whether orthotics are the best game plan for you. So, if you’re laid up with hurting heels, travel on over to see us and we’ll blow the whistle on what’s causing your heel pain (see what we did there?)
Contact our Clifton Park or Troy, NY office to make an appointment by dialing (518) 273-0053. Our team of experts will help you slam dunk heel pain and get you off the sidelines fast.