There are many different conditions that can affect your feet, but you may be surprised to find out that a single treatment method is often the solution. Custom orthotics can help with a variety of issues including heel pain, flat feet, deformities like bunions, metatarsalgia, diabetic ulcers, and more! No matter what type of foot pain you’re experiencing, orthotics could very well be the answer to your problems. Find out more about these super-powered inserts below.
Your Feet are Unique, and So are Your Needs!
Many foot problems stem from an inherited foot structure that leads to bad biomechanics, inhibiting your foot’s ability to absorb shock and go through a normal gait cycle. This can wreak havoc with your balance and cause an abnormal shifting of weight and pressure that basically throws your whole body out of whack! Those with flat feet or high arches, for instance, tend to have pronation issues that cause pain with every step. Certain injuries and conditions can be behind your problems as well. We will find the underlying cause of why you are feeling pain, then determine if orthotics can help.
Made Especially for You
Unlike standard store-bought inserts that are typically one-size-fits-all, custom orthotics are made specifically for you, following the exact contours of your feet. We take a mold to get your unique specifications, then modify it to accommodate and address your needs. Sure, those over-the-counter options may offer you some comfort and relief, but a custom pair of orthotics go far beyond that! They are designed to not only give you cushion and support where you need it most, but also to correct the problems that are actually causing your foot pain. In other words, they treat the source, they don’t just mask the symptoms.
Two Types to Treat Your Feet
While there are several varieties of orthotics, there are two main categories: functional and accommodative.
Functional orthotics are made of semi-rigid materials and are used to control motion and stabilize the foot, thus keeping it in proper alignment. This is helpful for conditions associated with an abnormal gait like Achilles tendinitis, overpronation, and ankle issues.
Accommodative orthotics are softer and used to provide additional cushioning as well as redirect pressure away from problem areas like ulcers, painful calluses, heel pain, bunions, and hammertoes.
Are Custom Orthotics Right for You?
Whether you just need a little cushion and extra support, or you need to keep your feet in alignment to eliminate problems that are causing you pain, orthotics can ease symptoms and provide relief. Of course, it’s important to have your feet examined to determine the source of your pain and whether orthotics are a viable treatment option for you and your lifestyle. If you’re an athlete, diabetic patient, or anyone just plain tired of foot pain getting in the way of an active, enjoyable life, schedule an appointment at our Clifton Park or Troy, NY office by dialing (518) 273-0053. We’ll answer any questions you have, diagnose your problem, and determine if custom orthotics will benefit you. Then, we’ll get you started on the road to a better quality of life!