Over the years, orthotics have come to describe a wide range of products designed to provide foot support and comfort.
Foot pain is a common problem. Especially as you age, any active lifestyle can grind to a halt if putting one foot in front of the other becomes a challenge. Rather than submitting to the pain and slowing down, the study of orthotics with regards to podiatry can help to painlessly get your feet moving again and effectively manage crippling foot and heel pain.
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are essentially custom foot supports. They are designed specifically for the unique needs of your feet, and fit much better than ‘generic’ orthotics.
Orthotics for podiatry is really quite simple. A specially designed insole is inserted into the patient’s shoe to aid weight distribution of the foot. Mostly orthotics work in two ways, corrective and protective. Whichever method will be the most effective for your unique case will be discovered by a consultation with your podiatrist.
If you’re unsure of scheduling an orthotics consultation you should take into account its effectiveness. The noninvasive nature of the treatment and relatively low cost, orthotic inserts have a high rate of success.
To maintain your independence and mobility as long as possible you must take proactive steps in caring for your feet. Manage foot pain through an effective and minimally invasive method by consulting a podiatrist about orthotic treatments.