There are a lot of benefits to using custom orthotics.
They can help reduce pain in your feet, hips, knees and back as well as improve your overall health.
Orthotics can offer immediate pain relief for most people with chronic foot issues or injuries. In addition, they can help prevent future problems.
Whether you’re running, playing basketball or dancing, your feet need good support to perform at their best. Poor foot support can cause pain and reduce your ability to perform.
Redistribution of Pressure
When you walk, run or jump, the force your body puts on your feet and legs is equivalent to several times your weight. Custom orthotics can help redistribute this pressure evenly across the surface of your feet and absorb impact to make it easier for you to stay active throughout the day.
If your feet don’t balance properly, you may develop imbalances in other areas of your body. This can result in lower back pain, hip and knee pain or even osteoarthritis.
Protective against Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you’re at risk of developing a number of different health problems. One of the most important is nerve damage, which can happen due to poor circulation.
If you are suffering from chronic foot problems or if you need help with your gait, schedule an appointment at a Foot and Ankle Associates location near you to get a pair of custom orthotics. These medical devices can have a positive impact on your life and are covered by most insurance plans.