Foot Pain and How Custom Orthotics Can Help

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January 25, 2021
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Foot pain will affect the way you stand and walk and this type of pain will prevent you from going about your day and completing your daily routine. Foot pain must be addressed so that you can move comfortably again and custom orthotics can help in this regard. They are specially designed to be placed into shoes to help align your foot and ankle bones into the most optimal position. This can help reduce your discomfort and pain significantly, so that you can function more normally.

Custom orthotics are made from various materials and act like an interface between your shoe and your foot. This can reduce stress and strain on your legs and hips whenever you stand, walk or run. They are designed specifically for your own feet, so they will fit into your shoes easily and you will very quickly notice the difference they make, not just to reduce pain, but also fatigue while performing your daily activities. Foam, a 3D scan or plaster cast can all be used to design your custom orthotics, and each method works equally well to produce a custom, one-of-a-kind orthotic just for your feet.

Those who suffer from arch pain, foot pain, back pain, knee pain, bunions or hammertoes can all benefit from custom orthotics. Orthotics play a key role in managing any one of these conditions. Orthotics would also help those whose occupation requires them to stand for long periods of time, as this, too, can lead to foot, knee, hip, and lower back pain. If this is something you are interested in, a chiropractor can help. Their knowledge will help them recognize imbalances in your feet and lower body, and they will recommend custom orthotics accordingly. It’s important that you discuss your issues with your chiropractor so that they can determine whether or not you may benefit from orthotic correction, then they perform a complete biomechanical assessment of your feet and lower body to confirm if you are or are not a suitable candidate for orthotics.

Custom orthotics can help with plantar fasciitis by adding support to the arch of the foot, which helps decrease the stress on the plantar fascia and reduce inflammation and symptoms over time. In many cases, orthotics can eliminate the pain entirely if you suffer from this type of pain. Custom orthotics can also help with Achilles tendonitis by altering the mechanics of your foot and easing the stress on your Achilles tendon, which would help lessen the workload on your Achilles tendon and let inflammation and pain dissipate over time.

Custom orthotics will provide additional comfort and stability to your feet and work with most pairs of shoes so long as they are wide and deep enough to accommodate the device. The bottom line is that custom orthotics can help with foot pain. Burnaby Heights Chiropractic can provide you with more information. Dr Forest Eaton, the chiropractor, has materials and know-how available to cast custom orthotics, and would be happy to talk to you about your feet related issues. Contact us today!

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