FOOT CUSTOM ORTHOTICS and why you might need it? Foot is where it all begins,so REMEMBER to look after your feet.
Foundation of Your Body
Your feet are the foundation of your body; as you walk, run, and play, they support you and help protect your ankles, knees, hips and/or back from damaging stress. Your feet perform better when all of the muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions. When the supportive structure of the foot is compromised, it can result in dysfunction and pain in the feet, knees and back. Custom orthotics can be the solution to enhance the structural support of your feet and eliminate your pain.
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS- foot pain,back pain,or even headaches a correctly built orthotic can help alleviate this and many other types of pain.
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
THEY ARE PRESCRIBED TO:
- Reduce the symptoms associated with many foot related pathologies
- Provide support
- Accommodate foot deformity
- Provide better positioning
- Relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot
- Improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot and lower extremity
Custom Orthotics Are Designed To Do The Following:
Improve skeletal alignment
Custom Orthotics can be used to change the angles at which a joint is positioned or moves through its range
Lessen lower extremity rotation
For example, over pronation will cause excessive internal rotation of the lower extremity. Properly supported custom orthotics can decrease this excess amount.
Decrease velocity of motion
By increasing the structure under the foot, using a variety of materials, we can slow down the velocity at which a joint moves through its range.
Alter the mechanical efficiency of the stabilizing muscles
Altering the above mentioned can alter tendon and muscle function surrounding the lower extremity joints
If you have any questions/enquiries regarding custom orthotics- feel free to give me call or schedule your appointment today.