Custom Orthotics Reduce Pain and Fatigue Caused by Flat Feet
If you suffer from flat feet, you’re likely all too familiar with the associated foot and ankle pain. Orthotics can be a great way to reduce your suffering–but what are they, exactly? In this guide, learn about orthotics and how they can provide relief for flat feet sufferers.
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are shoe inserts or arch supports that provide extra cushion and support to the feet. These arch supports can help reduce discomfort and pain associated with flat feet as well as improve foot alignment–which, in turn, can help make walking and standing easier. Orthotics come in various shapes, materials and quality levels, so it’s important to find a type that fits your needs.
How Do Orthotics for Flat Feet Help?
Orthotics for flat feet help to reduce stress and tension on the feet by providing extra comfort and support. They can also help correct misaligned feet, which can ease or eliminate associated pain in the arches or heels. They provide stability, cushioning, and shock absorption when walking or running. The standard insoles that come with shoes are made for the “average” foot and to be comfortable, not supportive.
When Should You Consider Orthotics for Flat Feet Pain Relief?
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the feet, arches or heels which is usually caused by misalignment of the feet. Orthtotics can also help improve posture and reduce stress on muscle, ligaments and tendons. In the diagram you can see the difference between a normal foot arch and a flat arch. A normal arch plays a big role in absorbing the shock of walking, running and standing. A flat arch lacks that ability and can result in the following symptoms.
Symptoms of Flat Feet
- Tired, sore, painful feet
- Discomfort when running or walking
- Back pain, poor posture
- Unable to stand for long periods of time
Choosing the Right Orthotic for Your Foot Type
The key to finding a comfortable, effective orthotic is choosing the right one for your specific foot type. Our custom orthotics are molded directly from you standing on moldable blanks. We don’t use generic shapes, our orthotics are a direct impression made from your feet and made by Certified Pedorthists. If you have flat feet, our custom orthotics provide arch support and cushioning to provide shock absorption. It’s also important to find a product that fits your shoe size and shape. Our orthotics are custom fit to shoes you bring in to your appointment.
Do You Suffer Discomfort Caused By Flat Feet? Schedule a Free Foot Evaluation.
You’ll step on our state of the art Podoscope to get an exact visual representation of your foot stance. We’ll show you the image and thoroughly explain how your feet and stance effect the alignment of your ankles, knees, hips and back. We’ll explain completely how custom orthotics will change your foot and body posture. We’ll listen to your questions and answer them thoroughly. Click the link below to schedule your appointment. Take care of your feet!