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Persistent foot pain? Orthotics is the solution
Orthotics are heel cups or full insoles for shoes that are custom tailored devices designed to meet the needs of individuals who have had persistent problems with their feet.
Foot pain can derail the comfort of your life because when your feet hurt, then it seems like your whole body hurts.
Hence understanding our feet conditions and knowing how to treat and prevent foot problems is vital to our longevity and overall health.
As per experienced physiotherapist practitioners, best treatment and prevention for foot related problems is a combination of stretching, weight control and appropriate footwear.
Now stretching and weight management are pretty much self-explanatory, so let us cover the topic of Orthotics which comes under the category of 'appropriate footwear'.
Orthotics are orthopaedic devices designed to treat various mechanical foot disorders.
Orthotics are known to help and relieve Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, heel pain, arch pain, stress fractures and runner's knee.
There are so many different types of orthotics, it is important to purchase the correct one for your particular problem.
You do not want to purchase an orthotic that is not the correct fit for your medical needs. Always check with your designated physio practitioner before buying.
You can also go for a highly customized orthotics as per your specific condition and requirements.
Once the customized orthotic is complete it will then be placed in your regular shoes to help keep the foot in proper alignment.
Orthotics are beneficial for individuals with persistent foot pain and hence if you do have persistent foot pain, it is best to consult your physician or podiatrist for treatment. Despite what many people think, it is not normal for your feet to hurt.