Orthotic Inserts Designed For Your Feet

Maximise Comfort, Reduces Pain & Aids Recovery

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotic foot supports are widely used as orthopedic devices which are composed of lightweight materials. They provide cushioning and support to your feet, assist  with support for realignment. They are a particular heel or shoe inserts that should be custom-designed for you.

Your foot doctor or podiatrist may prescribe you orthotic inserts to help you get rid of foot aches which can be a result of diabetes or any other joint or muscle problem.

How do orthotics help?

Orthotics makes up the central part of any foot care and ankle treatment regimen. It may be prescribed in conjunction with other medical treatments such as physical therapy exercises.

Your doctor may combine your orthotics treatment with ibuprofen or naproxen sodium to heal inflammation and pain, which is mostly associated with feet, back, and joint troubles. Orthotics also provide extra support as well as cushioning to the critical areas of your feet like the ball and the heel where help is most needed. As they are custom made so the manufacturer will also take into consideration the individual footwear requirements.

Ideally, medical treatment, along with orthotics is an excellent way to get rid of any related complication without the need for surgery.

How many types of orthotics are there?

Orthotics come in many forms with the most popular ones known as:

  • Rigid orthotics, also are known as functional orthotics. They are made with carbon or plastic fiber. They are suitable for dress shoes, walking shoes, and low heels. This type of orthotics is uniquely designed to ease foot aches as well as strains and pain in thighs, legs, and lower back.
  • Soft orthotics are called accommodative orthotics are composed of soft compression materials. These orthotics offer to cushion to the uncomfortable sore spots which occur as a result of diabetes foot ulcers or plantar fasciitis.

Other than these two basic kinds, there are also special orthotics which are custom designed for sports.

What conditions are best treated using orthotics?

There are several medical conditions where your doctor or podiatrist may prescribe your orthotics. Some of the examples of these conditions are:

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    It is a heel pain which is commonly experienced by people with diabetes and overweight persons. Orthotics are highly recommended for such patients to provide stable support to their foot and heel.

  • Bunions

    Bunions are little bumps which can form at the base of your toe. They are highly painful and can cause foot deformities. To treat this condition, your podiatrist may prescribe you a wide toe box to minimize the pressure on your big toe.

  • Arthritis:

    One of the leading causes of discomfort in the feet is arthritis which can be treated using orthotics.

  • Flat Feet

    Another cause of back, foot, and ankle pain are flat feet where orthotics can provide excellent support.

  • Hammertoes

    If bunions are left untreated, they can worsen and transform into a more severe condition known as hammertoes. Hammertoes target your second toe and cause excessive pain, discomfort, and deformities. Using orthotics in such situation can help to support your foot and minimize inflammation.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetic patients can often feel discomfort and numbness in their feet which can lead to a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. This condition reduces the sensation in your feet. Orthotics are used to reduce pressure and stress which, if left untreated, can cause foot ulcers and weakening of foot muscles.

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Speak to the Foot Doctor & See if Orthotics Will Work For You

Although orthotics are highly beneficial in treating various feet conditions, they might not be universally helpful for everyone. There are also some complex considerations which hold a direct impact on orthotics such as:

  • The experience of the person designing the orthotic
  • The knowledge and training of the doctor
  • The shoe in which you wear an orthotics
  • The frequency of wearing it

Thus, orthotics can only be helpful if you are using them the right way in well-fitting shoes.