The simple answer is that most people could benefit from Custom Foot Orthotics. With all the pounding we do to our feet, they need some help.
There are many genetic conditions of the feet that can be dramatically helped by orthotics. That certainly pertains to kids as much as it does adults. Also, since the feet are affected by extra weight, many overweight people need the benefits of orthotics.
What Exactly Do Orthotics Do?
Orthotics are far from being just arch supports. What they do is CONTROL the way your feet move. It’s the abnormal movement of your feet that leads to many foot conditions and pain. For your feet to be healthy, all the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons must be in the correct alignment to function ideally. Unfortunately, often because of genetics, the feet aren’t aligned perfectly to function perfectly.
Are Good Supportive Shoes Enough?
Shoes that have good support are good for your feet... but it doesn’t even come close to providing the benefits of orthotics. Remember, it’s the control of movement that’s most important to relieve foot pain. There isn’t a shoe brand that can control faulty foot movements.
What Specific Conditions Can Orthotics Help?
The most common condition orthotics help is PLANTAR FASCIITIS. Aside from that, other common foot conditions that benefit from orthotics are:
Can Orthotics Help Kids?
Yes! Custom foot orthotics have shown to be successful in certain foot conditions in children from ages 2-18. Children that have flat feet and experience foot pain have obtained symptom relief by using custom foot orthotics. Athletic kids who complain of leg pain benefit greatly from orthotics. Teenagers who are showing signs of genetic conditions such as bunions and hammertoes should get orthotics as quick as possible.
Will orthotics Fit In My Shoes?
We can make orthotics to fit into any type of shoes. Whether you wear dress shoes, athletic shoes or work boots we can make orthotics to fit them perfectly. The idea is to be able to wear them daily otherwise you won’t reap the benefits.
How Long Do Orthotics Last?
Most orthotics will last 3 years. After 3 years, they may still look decent, but they’ll have lost support and control. Also, our feet change to some degree every year.
Do I Need 2 Pairs Of Orthotics?
Many people are investing in 2 pairs so they can put them in different shoes. We can make different orthotic styles to match the shoe style. Remember, wearing them consistently will give you the most benefit.
If you or your child want to experience the benefits of custom foot orthotics with an assessment of a specialized podiatrist, look no further! Contact us online or call our Clifton office directly at 973-777-5771 to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to meeting you.