When foot pain strikes, it can seem like there may be no relief in sight, but custom orthotics can bring comfort and help you enjoy your daily activities once again. Whether you are suffering from bunions, a foot deformity, or another form of ankle and foot pain, custom orthotics provide the support necessary to help prevent further injury.
Here are five benefits of custom orthotics:
Custom orthotics offer discreet support. You can slip them directly into your shoes, where they can relieve your pain without being seen by others. You can also get custom orthotics that fit sandals or high heels.
Orthotic laboratories create custom orthotics to the precise measurements needed to ensure the perfect fit. During your visit, your podiatrist will carefully measure your feet and ankles, ask what type of shoes you regularly wear, and then examine your medical history. Then your custom orthotics are created to fit your needs, providing superior support to generic orthotics.
While you may receive custom orthotics because you have already injured your foot or ankle, receiving custom orthotics can help prevent further injury. Suppose you have a foot deformity that puts you at a higher risk for foot or ankle injuries. In that case, custom orthotics can help correct the abnormality and provide relief alongside decreasing the chances of injury.
One of the most important benefits of custom orthotics is their ability to relieve pain from various foot and ankle problems. Orthotics provide support where needed and relieve the abnormal pressure placed on different spots of your feet.
Some of the problems orthotics can fix include the following:
Many foot abnormalities can cause pain and performance issues, and while generic orthotics can provide some pain relief, they can not actively work toward correcting foot abnormalities.
Custom orthotics can fix numerous foot abnormalities, including high arches, collapsed arches, supination, or pronation. If only one of your feet has an abnormality, it is better to get custom orthotics, as generic orthotics can cause the problem to worsen over time.
Renew Foot & Ankle can help address the problem and give you the custom orthotics you need if you want to eliminate your foot pain and enjoy your usual activities. Call the office in Bigfork, or Grand Rapids, Minnesota, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Gilbertson online.