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Orthotics Provide Support and Comfort for Your Feet

Orthotics refer to custom or prefabricated devices inserted into your shoes to provide support and alleviate various foot and lower limb issues. These inserts are designed to correct abnormal foot function, improve balance, and reduce pain associated with conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, and bunions. There are several compelling reasons to wear orthotics. They can help redistribute pressure and provide cushioning, which can alleviate discomfort and pain. Orthotics also aid in correcting gait abnormalities, potentially reducing the risk of injuries. For athletes or those on their feet for extended periods, orthotics can enhance performance and endurance. Additionally,  they can contribute to overall body alignment, which can alleviate pain in the knees, hips, and lower back.. Wearing orthotics can significantly improve your quality of life by promoting comfort, stability, and better foot health. If you are interested in learning more about orthotics, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can determine which type is right for you.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact Dr. Steven Shlonsky from Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Shlonsky can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Louisville, KY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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