Do you need Custom Orthotics?
Foot pain is the most damaging thing when it comes to motivation to exercise. It is almost like your entire body is hurting when your feet hurt.
Each step is a reminder about the discomfort you are feeling. You can find ways to help other parts of your body that are experiencing pain. If your head hurts, you can shut your eyes and be more careful about your posture. There aren’t many options for you if your feet hurt.
For many, staying off your feet means having to step back from your daily life. Worse, foot pain can become chronic.
This means that discomfort will likely linger and keep you from working out for longer than you anticipated. It will also likely become more painful just trying to get around the office.
How can physical therapy help me to find the best custom orthotic(s)?
Custom orthotics are inserts for your shoes that are created specifically to fit your foot. Your physical therapist will evaluate how you walk, examine your feet, discuss your concerns and complaints, and create a model of your foot with measurements to be used in the creation of the orthotic.
A custom orthotic can be tailored to your specific needs. An orthotic designed to alleviate foot pain due to fallen arches can be created by a podiatrist.
It’s not that one orthotic was made by custom and the other was purchased in a store. Instead, the problem was that the orthotics were made with two different problems in mind.
It is difficult to determine what is causing your pain in the feet without visiting a foot doctor. If your podiatrist is able to create an orthotic tailored to your needs, that will likely be the best solution for your pain.
However, this doesn’t mean that an orthotic without a custom-made design wouldn’t be helpful. Most likely, the orthotic that was designed to assist you will be superior.
How do orthotics work? An orthotic’s sole purpose is to relieve pain when you run or walk so you can exercise without feeling restricted.
While the orthotic might not be able to relieve the pain in your foot if you don’t wear your orthotic-laden footwear, it will likely make your feet feel better. Orthotics may be used to treat plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), bursitis, tendonitis, and any foot, ankle or heel pain. Our orthotics are cost-efficient and we will monitor the effectiveness of their use in relieving your symptoms.
How do I determine if I require a custom orthotic or not?
Many people look for relief from foot pain by seeking orthotics. The quality and price of orthotics vary.
There are some options you can buy at your local grocery, but others may cost hundreds of dollars and be custom-made to fit your feet. Is it worth spending the extra money to get custom orthotics?
This question is not easy to answer. Custom orthotics may or may not be able to relieve your foot pain depending on how severe the pain is, what type of foot you have and your level of activity.
Orthotics can be made to fit your needs.
We can make an orthotic that is specifically tailored to your needs. We have a variety of orthotics that are articulating or immobilizing.
Orthotics have many benefits and functions, including pain management and post-operative rehabilitation. They are also useful in the treatment of many injuries such as those sustained in motor vehicle accidents or athletic injuries.
Our orthotics have been a success for many people suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
Our physical therapists will perform a physical exam to diagnose you and assess your mobility. They will then create a customized treatment plan and orthotic to help you relieve pain, increase your range of motion and improve strength.
Get started with custom orthotics today in Green Bay!
An orthotic may be able to help reduce foot pain and get you back on your feet.
But, an orthotic will not solve your problem permanently. Call us if you have persistent foot pain and want to know how we can help get you back on your feet.
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