With every step, you're placing one-and-a-half times your body weight on each foot. Orthotics are individually-made devices that can deliver support to your foot, provide better comfort for your daily movement, and relieve pressure and foot pain. At Redlands Podiatry Group PC in Redlands, California, leading local podiatrist Mathew Morris, DPM, FACFAS, and the team offer customized orthotics to suit your needs. Call the office to schedule an appointment today to learn more.
Orthotics are devices that realign your foot and ankle into the proper position to relieve tension and stress. They are similar to insoles that fit inside your shoes.
When you get professional orthotics, they are customized to fit your unique foot structure and needs. While they can benefit anyone who has alignment concerns about their feet and ankles, orthotics are often used by those experiencing pain and other symptoms because of their foot and ankle problems.
At Redlands Podiatry Group PC, the team uses orthotics to treat many foot conditions, including:
Misalignments in feet can cause strain from your feet all the way up to your lower limbs. Orthotics add stability in areas where your feet and ankles need it most.
Wearing professional orthotics offers a variety of benefits, including:
Custom orthotics are specially made to fit the shape and size of your unique feet and shoes. After an evaluation of your foot structure and gait and a discussion of your lifestyle, the team can design orthotics to add support to your feet and ankles in particular positions.
You might notice shoe inserts at the store that are labeled “orthotics.” However, these differ significantly from orthotics by an experienced foot and ankle care specialist. While you may receive some relief and cushioning from using in-store options, orthotics consider factors like your lifestyle needs, the way you walk, your specific profession, and weight.
When you're ready to get orthotics, a three-dimensional image is taken of your foot and then it is used to create orthotics that improve your comfort and mobility.
Even though orthotics may cost more than in-store shoe inserts, they fit in with your specific needs. Orthotics may last for years with proper care and most are covered by insurance.
To find out if orthotics are right for you, call Redlands Podiatry Group PC to schedule an appointment today to learn more.