Lots of people have structural or alignment troubles with their feet. Around 70 % of the population has feet that often pronate or “roll in.”.
Foot Orthotics, likewise called Orthoses, are inserts that are placed into your shoes. They are developed to improve the posture, pressure circulation and biomechanical function of your feet. They do this by changing the position of joints, improving the alignment of the lower limbs and muscles. This new positioning decreases stresses on the foot and lower limb, improving symptoms and lowering the likelihood of future injury.
Customised Orthotics are products made particularly for you, your feet, your tasks, your shoes and your way of life. These products needs a plaster cast to be taken of your feet to obtain an exact impression of your foot. From here, your Podiatric doctor can particularly tailor a prescription to your biomechanics and the position in which your foot functions best. Your Podiatrist can then select the degree of correction, shape, product, cover material, padding and accommodative additions, thickness and size of the product, in addition to biomechanical additions to alter the function of muscles and joints in your area. Customised Orthoses are made to last up to 10 years and typically cost around $600 depending upon product choices. Some or many of this expense might be covered by your personal medical insurance if your strategy covers Podiatry.
Exactly what conditions can Orthotics aid with?
What conditions can Orthotics help with?
Orthotics can often treat and prevent conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain
- Stress Fractures
- Bunions or Hallux Abducto-valgus
- Tendinopathy or Tendonitis
- Neural compression or Neuroma
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or Shin Splints
- Knee Pain
- Sever’s Disease, Osgood Schlatters or growth plate issues
- Corns and callous
- Lower Back Pain
They can also improve many other conditions affecting the foot and ankle and leg.