Orthotics are intended to dismiss discomfort, stop defects, allow greater movement and provide strength. Sound good, don’t they? Now, imagine that they are custom-fitted to your feet! Orthotics can be bought from stores, but it’s the custom-molded ones that fit the specific contours of your feet. An extensive selection of orthotics is offered for different foot types.
Orthotics are very helpful with treating arthritis, tendinitis, and other foot or ankle discomfort. Orthotics also align the foot, which can assist with easing the pointless pain. The pressure being applied to certain areas of the foot may lead to swelling and orthotics can offset the burden of that stress by allocating it consistently around the foot. Orthotics can protect and support foot deformities. They also help to stabilize the foot from mechanical issues and act to control irregular motion. Furthermore, orthotics can help with hindering injuries in athletes by guiding pressures away from delicate areas of the feet to a more ideal location.
Other uses for orthotics include:
- Assist with fighting off aching in the heel and arch.
- Redistribute pressure uniformly within the foot and keep the foot in a neutral position.
- Promote healing and can be useful for many reasons.
- Support for insoles and Orthotics help with balancing arches and supporting flat feet to benefit your feet. They basically help to soften pressures that are applied to your feet on a regular basis.
- Foot cushions to create a space between the foot and shoe to give plenty of space and protection against many sources of rubbing.
At Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM located in Chicago, Illinois, our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, will provide you with custom-fitted orthotics that can not only reduce your foot pain but also help your entire body! Please make an appointment by calling our office at (773) 561-8100 and check out our Patient Education Library to learn more about orthotics and many other foot and ankle conditions so that you can be proactive and avoid complications before they start.