What will foot orthotics do for me?
What part of your body suffers the most physical stress daily? If you guessed your feet, you’re right. Most foot pain is the result of faulty alignment and function of bones and muscles of your feet. These muscles exert their effect on the knees, hips, lower back all the bones holding your body upright. Whether you are walking a mile, running a marathon or playing a leisurely game of golf, your feet, knees and hips are essential parts of your equipment.
Foot orthotics provide biomechanical control and stabilization to prevent over use injuries like shin splints, foot pain and knee pain. They also optimize your performance by making each step more efficient; less wear and tear on your feet, bones and shoes.
Foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored; problems can affect the functioning of other parts of the body, including the hips, knees, and back. These are foot-related problems that may be related to biomechanical issues. Podiatrists, and sports medicine practitioners will often recommend custom foot orthoses as part of a treatment regimen.
Orthotics 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