Custom orthotics are made for treating foot problems and at Sideline Orthopedics, we specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot and ankle. Daily activities can be painful if your feet aren’t aligned properly. Custom orthotics solve that problem, as they are created specifically for the user and the user’s needs. Orthotics are used to treat heel pain, flat feet, bunions, knee pain and just plain old tired feet.
Feet are extremely complex body parts with 26 bones and 33 joints. They are also the body’s foundation. Their health affects the health of other body parts. Foot problems can lead to problems in other areas such as knee, hip, and lower back pain.. Consider the following benefits:
1. Made for Your Body
Arch height, toe alignment, and stride are each as unique as an individual’s fingerprint. Custom orthotics are made for a patient based on molds and digital impressions of their feet, which means that they account for asymmetry and unusual features. This is not something that you will get from ready-made or store bought insoles.
2. Increased Comfort
In addition to their therapeutic benefits, custom orthotics simply offer more comfort than over-the-counter insoles. Properly made custom orthotics enable someone with foot problems to stand and to walk without pain or discomfort. These inserts can be padded in certain areas to help treat specific foot issues that can include tendinitis, bunions, and calluses. In addition, they can be made to suit a person’s level of activity. A sedentary lifestyle will have different needs when compared to someone who is more active.
3. Can Correct Pronation and Supination
A pronated foot is one with fallen arches that cause the foot to be flat. Flat feet are less able to absorb shock, which reduces their ability to provide stability for the rest of the body. Custom orthotics can help to provide that stability and support. Supination is the result of high arches and occurs when the ankles lean out from the body. As with pronation, this can lessen overall stability. Custom orthotics that are designed to treat supination will provide high arch support and improve stability and support.
Along with custom orthotics, Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is now offering custom sandals and flip-flops so your feet can feel good all year long. This new summer footwear is designed personally for each patient by using a 3D scanner to learn the exact contour of each arch. To learn more about custom orthotics and how they can improve your quality of life, contact us at (540) 552-7133 for a consultation!