The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which can be a lot of walking for an individual with poor-fitting shoes or painful feet. It is important to realize that your feet have a direct impact on your body and support you with every step. Research has shown that even the smallest abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on the joints in our body, and may be the cause of foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain.
Orthotics are inserts that comfortably fit into shoes. A foam cast, plaster cast or computerized scan is used to take an imprint of your foot to ensure that the orthotic is specifically designed for you. The custom made orthotics provide support, improve the functioning of your feet and can relieve pain.
Health care practitioners may prescribe orthotics to patients for:
- Pes plantus (flat feet)
- Pes Cavus (high arch)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bunyions,Calluses and Corns from poorly fit shoes
- Ankle conditions
- Knee conditions
- Hip conditions
- Low back conditions
- Diabetic feet
- Sports performance
We have been prescribing custom orthotics for the better part of 32 years, using the same company with proven craftsmanship. We have seen the benefits and impact orthotics can have, for all age groups.