Many people have structural (bony) problems with their feet that can affect their function (such as walking and running). It can lead to pain in feet and other areas of the body such as knees, hips and even low back.
Custom orthotics, also known as shoe inserts or arch supports, are designed to support the problem areas in the feet that cause discomfort. They can help compensate for joint deformities, lift an arch that is falling, relieve heel pain due to arthritis or bone deformities, and even reduce knee, hip and low back pain.
What are the benefits that custom orthotics provide?
Corrects foot abnormalities:
Custom orthotics can correct abnormalities such as low or high arches, bunions, supination/pronation (rolling in or out) and many others. Custom orthotics provide greater balance to both feet. This is important because feet are the base to the rest of the biomechanical chain of the body. If the feet are not functioning properly then other problems may arise in the knees, hips and low back.
Relieves Pain and Prevents Injury:
By providing more balance to the feet, orthotics can help to prevent foot, ankle, knee, hip and low back pain. Custom orthotics can also prevent the feet from developing ulcers, calluses, corns that can be uncomfortable and painful.
Enhanced Sports Performance:
Foot abnormalities can affect sports performance. This doesn’t just apply to running or walking. Golf stance, pitching or cycling may all be affected by foot pain. Custom orthotics can help with success in sports and other activities while reducing risk of injury.
How are custom orthotics made?
Custom orthotics are made specifically for your foot, unlike generic, mass-produced shoe inserts that are sold over the counter or online. They are designed to match the contours and size of your feet and provide support exactly where you need it. At Edgar Family Chiropractic the doctors will mold your foot in a foam cast. This cast is then sent to our partner company to be made into custom orthotics. Once the orthotics arrive back in the clinic you will be contacted to pick them up. We can also send off the completed insurance claim to your insurance company if they offer coverage for custom orthotics.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from foot, ankle, hip, knee or leg pain they may benefit from custom orthotics.
Please note that if you wish to have custom orthotics made and billed to your insurance before the end of 2021 they must be ordered before December 17th, 2021.
If you have any questions, you can reach us by emailing, [email protected], or you can schedule a consultation with a doctor by clicking the ‘book now’ button below, or you can call us with any questions you may have, 289-337-1202.