The shape, flexibility and mobility of different parts of your eye ball determine your sight. Any variation and you might end up thinking that raccoon near the bins is a cute little puppy and boom, you’ve got rabies. That’s why they make glasses. The shape, flexibility and mobility of your feet determine your posture and gait cycle. Any variation and you’ll have foot, ankle, knee, hip, pelvic, low back, mid-back pain and even headaches. That’s why they make orthotics. Orthotics look like regular ol’ insoles (which aren’t worth the foam they’re made of), but are bio-mechanical appliances that are custom made from a mold of your foot to correct your specific foot/feet imbalance.
How do custom orthotics work?
They ensure the correct positioning of the bones in the feet and legs. Also the soft tissues of the hips that hold the leg bones in place are prevented from over-stretching, which can lead to further injury and aggravation. Orthotics also reduces muscle fatigue and may help to promote more efficient muscle performance. Each pair is made custom to each foot. Most people find that even between your two feet the orthotics are different. They provide support and level your body from the ground up. Think of it like leveling the foundation of a home. Custom orthotics are designed to level your feet and give your body a good base to provide support from the ground up.
Who needs orthotics?
Orthotics are a good solution for anyone who uses their feet on a regular basis and wants to protect their body form the feet up.
Athletes of all ages – orthotics increase performance and decrease injury and reduce bounce back time from strenuous workouts
Those who carry extra weight – orthotics relieve the additional stress of the extra weight off the ligaments in their feet and leg.
Jobs that require you to be on your feet– doctors, nurses, teachers, restaurant workers, and warehouse workers find that orthotics prevent foot issues, reduce fatigue, pain and discomfort in feet, legs and back by absorbing and distributing shock to avoid the ‘dead on their feet’ feeling at the end of the day.
Those in pain – plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, other foot pain; meniscus injuries, ACl/PCL, IT band, runner’s/jumper’s knee and other knee issues; hip, SI joint and other low back pains have found that have found tremendous relief-even those who have not found luck previously.
Are orthotics a good solution for me?
Orthotics are a good solution for people of all ages. They are affordable and some insurance companies will cover them. One pair will transfer to multiple shoes. So if you use your feet then orthoics are a good solution for you.