Orthotics

What do heel pain, back pain, poor balance, and dozens of other painful musculoskeletal conditions have in common? All can be caused by misalignments in your feet and ankles.

That’s why orthotics are so valuable as a treatment option. Also known as orthoses, insoles, or arch supports, orthotics are inserted into your shoe in order to provide extra cushioning, support, stability, or even motion control to your feet.

The right pair of orthotics can make a huge different in your life—pain relief, injury prevention, fall prevention, and more.

What Conditions Can Orthotics Treat?

Orthotics come in many shapes and can be constructed from a wide variety of materials. Soft and cushioned orthotics absorb shocks and relieve pressure from sore spots, while more semi-rigid and rigid orthotics control abnormal joint motion and help realign your feet.

This versatility means orthotics can be used to treat a wide variety of problems, including:

  • Foot pain. Many types of foot pain can be relieved by the extra cushioning and support that orthotics can provide. This includes heel pain, arch pain, arthritis, foot deformities, neuromas, and more.
  • Leg and back pain. When your feet are misaligned, your knees, hips, and even back also become misaligned in order to compensate, and this leads to increased pain and strain. By correcting the misalignment at its source, pain throughout the body is relieved.
  • Poor balance. Orthotics can add stability to your steps, reducing your fall risk.
  • Diabetic ulcers. A good pair of cushioned orthotics can reduce shear and shock forces on sensitive feet, reducing the risk of ulceration.
  • Sports injuries. By correcting inefficient biomechanics in your feet and ankles, athletes and active people can greatly reduce their injury risk.

 

    What Conditions Can Orthotics Treat?

    Orthotics come in many shapes and can be constructed from a wide variety of materials. Soft and cushioned orthotics absorb shocks and relieve pressure from sore spots, while more semi-rigid and rigid orthotics control abnormal joint motion and help realign your feet.

    This versatility means orthotics can be used to treat a wide variety of problems, including:

    • Foot pain. Many types of foot pain can be relieved by the extra cushioning and support that orthotics can provide. This includes heel pain, arch pain, arthritis, foot deformities, neuromas, and more.
    • Leg and back pain. When your feet are misaligned, your knees, hips, and even back also become misaligned in order to compensate, and this leads to increased pain and strain. By correcting the misalignment at its source, pain throughout the body is relieved.
    • Poor balance. Orthotics can add stability to your steps, reducing your fall risk.
    • Diabetic ulcers. A good pair of cushioned orthotics can reduce shear and shock forces on sensitive feet, reducing the risk of ulceration.
    • Sports injuries. By correcting inefficient biomechanics in your feet and ankles, athletes and active people can greatly reduce their injury risk.

      Prefabricated Orthotics vs. Custom Orthotics

      At Trinity Foot Center, we provide both prefabricated inserts and custom orthotics as treatment options for our patients.

      Prefabricated, non-prescription, or “over-the-counter” inserts may be appropriate for mild to moderate symptoms and are often the first choice for many conditions. Because each foot is unique, they cannot correct as wide a range of problems as orthotics that are custom made for your feet. However, many people still achieve good results.

      Custom orthotics are fitted in our office using a mold of your feet. That mold is the sent to the lab, where the orthotics are manufactured to your exact specifications. Custom orthotics are often necessary for more severe pain, or when you need your orthotics to correct abnormal biomechanics.

      Do I Need Orthotics?

      Dr. Brandy and the team at Trinity Foot Center can help you determine whether or not you could benefit from over-the-counter inserts or custom orthotics. Often, an in-office X-ray will help us determine the precise structure of your feet, which will help us match you to appropriate orthotics or inserts.

      It is always important that you seek our help first, rather than simply going to the pharmacy and purchasing a cushioned insole. If the insert or orthotic is not the correct type for your needs, it will not help you! Instead, we can use our expertise to ensure that your orthotics actually work correctly and give you the relief you need.

      To schedule an appointment with Trinity Foot Center, please call (972) 293-9650 today.

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