3 Types of Pains Custom Orthotics Can Relieve

Feet are the foundation of your body. If they’re happy, you’re secure and confident, but if they’re not, you’re left feeling unsteady and in pain. That’s why keeping your feet firmly on the ground is important.

Over-the-counter insoles are easily accessible and can be used as a short term solution, but custom orthotics are the best option to target your specific feet needs for not only in the present, but in the future as well.

Orthotics are insoles worn in your shoe to give some extra help to your feet where they might need it – every foot requires different guidance, so it’s important to pick the right one for the right reason.

Here are some ways they can help you:

Foot Pain
Shin splints, bunions, heel spurs, and other foot related uncomforts can be given relief through orthotics made specifically for your needs – whether you’re walking down the street or running a marathon. Targeting each foot’s specific needs, you never have to buy 2 pairs of over-the-counter orthotics to arrange a good match.

Back Pain
Your body is one big system, so when one area is hurting it might be caused by a different area. Back pain can often times be eased or fixed by looking at your feet. One study showed significant improvement in chronic lower back pain for those using custom orthotics when compared to a control group who did not.

Diabetes
Wearing the proper footwear can prevent potential diabetic complications such as arteriosclerosis obliterans, neuropathy, or sensitivity. Custom orthotics take some pressure off of your feet by absorbing the shock, removing excess pressure, giving extra support where needed, and limiting motion to certain joints to decrease inflammation.

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