Foot Health And How Orthotics Can Help?

Many people do not have to suffer foot pain when they can benefit from the convenience of orthotics. Not everyone thinks they need orthotics, but a lot of kind people experience foot pain can be relieved with custom orthotics.

Here are some basic questions you may have about orthotics:

What are Custom Orthotics?

Orthotics are basically custom foot supports. They are designed specifically for the unique needs of your feet and fit much better than orthotics 'generic' which can be purchased from the store. 

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What is the difference between custom orthotics and shoe inserts usual?

Regular insoles designed to provide a cushion effect and provide shock absorption. They may feel uncomfortable at first, but it runs out quickly. They are not designed to correct over-pronation, which is a condition that includes the arch down and rolling into the foot and ankle. Custom orthotics, however, is designed to improve and optimize the function of the foot. Regular insoles can also have arch support, but they tend to be mostly made of soft material and therefore, the support they provide is often too weak to be of any benefit.

Do I need orthotics?

People who suffer from arch pain or heel pain usually find that orthotics are a good solution for them. Heel pain (called Plantar Fasciitis) can be very uncomfortable and custom orthotics can help reduce this pain with better support the arch.

More than 70% of people experience 'over-pronation' also known as flat feet or fallen arches. This can result in pain in the legs, but also in other parts of the body such as the back and hips.