Transcription of Custom Orthotics Video
Custom made foot supports that are worn under your heel and the arch of your foot are referred to as orthotics. These devices are molded to be anatomically matched to your foot and they do more than just provide support. Orthotics are designed to realign your foot to a neutral or natural position to alleviate pain in your feet, legs and back as well as to restore balance, improve sports performance and relieve foot fatigue.
How do you know if the use of orthotics is right for you? Orthotics can relieve pain as well as prevent the occurrence or progression of foot deformities. Many common types of foot pain are caused by instability in your feet such as heel and arch pain, ankle pain and pain in the balls of your feet. If you have nice arches when you’re sitting that tend to flatten out considerably when you‘re standing, you’re probably a good candidate for orthotics. If you participate in an activity that places stress on your feet or if your work requires you to be on your feet for extended periods of time, orthotics could be beneficial.
Orthotics can be used to treat generalized foot pain, heel and arch pain, pain in the balls of your feet, arthritis and to prevent sports injuries or even improve sports function. They also can slow the progression of foot deformities such as bunions or hammertoes to delay or ideally prevent the need for surgery. Orthotics can be used to treat children as well as adults. Come see us at Kansas City Foot and Ankle and see if you would benefit from custom orthotics.