Do I need custom orthotics?

3 Benefits from Custom Orthotics

Contrary to what your local shoe store might tell you, all feet are not created equal. Depending on your foot’s shape — such as a high or low arch — specific shoes will hinder your body in a variety of ways. Affecting areas such as back, neck, and knees.

With your feet being the foundation of your body, it’s important to treat them well. Supportive shoes may sound like the best option, but everyone’s feet have different requirements. That’s where custom orthotics come in.

Providing your body with the proper footing relieves stress off of your spine, bones, and soft tissue.


One study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that all 21 subjects experienced a significant improvement in patellofemoral pain while using custom orthotics alone.

If you’re still not convinced, here are three benefits custom orthotics offer:

Prevent Pain

Constantly walking, running, and standing on your feet puts a strain on the body. Without the correct support, your joints can become stiff and painful. Wearing custom orthotics can prevent any future musculoskeletal problems, including tendonitis.  

Reduce Pain

Custom orthotics are specifically tailored to you and your feet. High or low arched feet can benefit from orthotics simply because the feet are well supported. Unlike shoes on their own which don’t take different feet shape into consideration. The added support can alleviate pain in tender areas such as your spine, knees, hips, and neck.  

Superior Comfort

Not only will custom orthotics prevent and reduce your pain, they also provide superior comfort. You’ll soon find yourself not wanting to wear shoes without your orthotics as they lack the same enjoyment. And before you think you can simply get over-the-counter insoles, you won’t be able to find one specific enough for your needs.

Think custom orthotics is right for you? Book an appointment today!

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