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Specific Foot Conditions May Benefit From Wearing Orthotics

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 00:00

Plantar fasciitis is a common running injury that can cause severe pain and discomfort in the heel and arch areas.  Wearing orthotics may be a viable option that can help to reduce this kind of foot pain. Orthotics are insoles that are worn inside the shoeand are made of materials that can enhance and possibly restore natural foot function. Orthotics are often custom-made. This is done by having the patient's feet put into molds that will determine what the exact width and length need to be when they are constructed. They are made to fit the foot structure and can adapt to the walking style. They retain their shape, and can provide correct arch support that each patient needs. Additionally, there are other foot conditions that may benefit from wearing orthotics, and it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can determine if orthotics are right for you.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact one of our podiatrists from Summerlin Foot & Ankle. Our doctors 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 Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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