What custom orthotics can do for you | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz
The Podiatrist is trained to assess lower limb anatomy and biomechanics.
A lot of people view orthotics as being just for the elderly, but we see everyone, from the age of two to seniors.
A foot orthotic is simply a brace that fits inside a shoe. It supports the foot and helps with proper alignment, improving function. Orthotics generally do one of three things, they: control or change foot function, serve as protection, or they do a combination of both.
Following are the different types of orthotics and when you might use them.
If you have sore heels and forefoot joints, you may find relief when your arch has more support.
Designed to control motion in the joints of the foot and ankle, you can use these in dress shoes, skates, ski boots and golf shoes. They’re also great in footwear that fits a bit more loosely, like work or hiking boots, rubber boots, winter or snowmobile boots. You can choose lower or higher-sided options to suit (and disappear into) your footwear.
If you have weak ankles, flat feet, forefoot deformities, shin splints, knee, hip and back pain, sciatica or tired and aching muscles and joints, semi-rigid orthotics may be for you. If you work long hours on hard surfaces, like many nurses, teachers and factory workers, they can minimize burning, tired feet.
Considered functional and corrective, these control excessive motion and also provide cushioning.
If you are a rehab patient, are arthritic, diabetic or have deformed feet, soft orthotics can help absorb shock, increase balance and lessen pressure on callouses or so
Healthy feet translate to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re active, if you’re out and about, you’ll be healthier and will reduce pain.
For any foot problems, see The Podiatrist.
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