Orthotics and bespoke insoles are a custom-made shoe or insertable heel prescribed to help reduce foot pain when walking and standing. Typically, they may be used to treat leg, foot or back problems but can also be an effective treatment for sports injuries and other medical conditions.
In short, they help your feet to absorb impact and shock, evenly distributing weight when walking and standing. This helps to reduce any stress and pain that your feet may experience.
Here, we explore the common symptoms that orthotics can treat as well as how they work. However, if you’re suffering from pain, why not get in touch with our friendly team today?
If you have pain when walking, standing or carrying out exercise, you may need a bespoke shoe or custom orthotics to help. Other symptoms include:
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Heel pain
As well as helping to reduce feelings of pain, orthotics can be used to treat a number of medical concerns including:
- Leg length discrepancy
- Poor posture
- Foot deformities including bunions
- Poor foot and ankle function
- Flat feet/Fallen Arches
- High arches
- Plantar fasciitis
They can also be used to provide better support to the ankle, reducing the risk of future injuries. This makes it a great solution for those experiencing recurring sports injuries.
Why someone may need orthotics can vary but most commonly it is because of:
- Poor posture
- Bad gait
- Previous Injuries
Weakness or tightness in the back, knees or hips can hugely impact any force or feelings that go through your feet. But this can easily be treated with orthotics. Your therapist will discuss the reason for your pain and outline any treatment before prescribing orthotics.
If you’re experiencing pain when standing or walking, our professional and experienced team can help. During your appointment, your therapist will ask a series of questions about your pain. We’ll then conduct a physical examination of your feet. You may be asked to walk or perform other activities in order for us to determine the right level of treatment for you.
Our team are experts in body movement and structure – including feet. If you’re suffering from pain in your feet, knees or back, you’ll be pleased to know that orthotics are an efficient, non-invasive solution.
Every person and their pain is different so we’ll discuss your needs and create a treatment plan bespoke to you. It may be that you need orthotics alongside another treatment. We may also prescribe a range of at-home exercises for you to carry out. It’s important that you complete these to aid your recovery.
Got any questions about orthotics? Perhaps you want to learn more about our sports injury and sports massage treatment? Get in touch today and we’d be happy to answer your queries or arrange a free consultation.