• ORTHOTICS

CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS & INSOLE SUPPORT SOLUTIONS

Foot orthoses (orthotics) are devices placed in your shoes to improve the position, balance and mechanical function of your feet and legs. They are the result of a detailed prescription prepared by your podiatrist. Orthotics have been successfully used for centuries as a treatment for foot pain and to improve comfort. The materials used and theory behind them has evolved and changed over time. Originally made with metal, they now use specialised plastics. The comfort and fit of orthotics has improved to provide the best solution for people that need to wear them.

WHAT ARE CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS/INSOLES?

Custom foot orthotics are specialized shoe inserts that can help treat foot, ankle and leg problems. The easiest way to explain their purpose, is that custom foot orthotics are similar in nature and role as prescription glasses, except for your feet. However, the prescription of customised foot orthotics can be used as a short, medium or long term treatment option depending on the severity and nature of your injury or condition.

HOW COULD ORTHOTICS BENEFIT MY GENERAL WELL BEING DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY?

  • Improving your balance and ability to stand or work on your feet for longer periods of time.
  • Relieving stress on joints, such as ankles, knees and lower back, by supporting your arch and reducing pronation.
  • Supporting your lower limb during sporting activities, where increased load is placed on these muscles, tendons and joints.
  • Helping with the correct alignment of the foot, ankle and leg.
  • Reduce high pressure areas on the bottom of the foot which cause corns and callus, by distributing pressure and shock evenly across the foot.

A FEW SIGNS AND SYMPTONS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Arch and/or heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle pain and/or Achilles tendinitis
  • Calf soreness
  • Tibialis posterior tendon pain (shin splints)
  • Forefoot pain and hammertoes (ball of the foot)
  • Sesamoid pain
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Forefoot bursitis
  • Bunions and big toe joint osteoarthritis (hallux rigidus)
  • Pain spanning across the feet
  • Knee pain, “runners knee”
  • Hip or lower back pain
  • Sciatica

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    elsternwick@kingsfordpodiatry.com.au

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