People of all ages can suffer from foot pain. Stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and tendonitis are just a handful of potential causes. Thankfully, custom foot orthotics can minimize the aching and sharp pains associated with these issues. Here are three ways these personalized inserts help.
How Orthotic Inserts Can Improve Your Life
1. Supporting Your Unique Foot Shape
Do you have flat feet or high arches? Many people with these foot types suffer from pain because their shoes don’t offer adequate support. Custom orthotics supplement the padding in shoes to give you the perfect fit to naturally cushion the arch without providing too much or too little support.
2. Reducing Pressure Problems
These inserts are created after a structural and biomechanical evaluation, including gait analysis, that measures not only the shape of your foot but how you walk. These tests assess factors like insert length, density, and height to create the best fit for your needs. As a result, you'll have an easier time walking or standing.
3. Bettering Balance
Foot pain is sometimes caused by balance issues. As the body adjusts in different directions the feet must catch up in order to keep proper posture. When experiencing balance issues your feet may be working overtime stretching the tendons and ligaments in the ankle and lower leg to try to keep you upright which can cause foot pain. With custom orthotics, you’ll be better prepared to maintain your balance because foot pain is less of an issue, they can also help alleviate pain in the legs, hips, and lower back.
If you’re experiencing foot pain and want to discuss getting custom foot orthotics, contact Snyder Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation in Lincoln and Lancaster County, NE. Their team of therapists has more than 70 years of experience providing personalized treatments for issues like ligament injuries, sports-related trauma, and osteoarthritis. Call (402) 489-1999 to schedule an appointment or visit the website for information on shin splints, metatarsalgia, Achilles tendonitis, and other painful foot issues.