Custom orthotics can help you get back on your feet

Orthotics are not just for athletes

Some people think orthotics are mainly for serious athletes. While they certainly do offer benefits for many sports enthusiasts, from tennis players to long-distance runners, they have also helped numerous others who do not partake in regular sports. Orthotics help address and alleviate many common foot and motion issues. Even when the wearer isn’t out…
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A couple of things about orthotics

You may be unsure what to expect from wearing orthotics, so here is some advice to help you understand. A change in shoes As orthotics are ideally worn with supportive shoes, you should stop wearing flimsy shoes to maximize the results. Adjustment appointments As every individual is different, you may require adjustments to your foot…
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Can orthotics help with shin splints?

Shin splints are a very common injury for people who enjoy running or dancing as a key form of exercise. They are an inflammation of the tibialis anterior muscle; and are often caused by overuse of the leg muscles, tendons or shin bone, perhaps after a long period with little or no such exercise; or…
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A few runners foot problems

Running is an excellent form of exercise, but it can also be stressful on the feet. Below are three common afflictions that runners face: Tendonitis — Inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon causes pain in the foot’s inner arch, and even swelling through the ankle. Plantar Fasciitis — Inflamed tissue on the bottom of the…
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Hip pain and orthotics

Certain foot problems such as pronation and flat feet can affect how your feet function and result in hip pain. Luckily, with custom orthotics, you can relieve hip pain issues and correct how you walk, stand, and run. Custom orthotics work by helping your feet maintain a neutral position, thus, making your hip and lower…
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Tying your shoes with orthotics

Do you know how to tie your shoes with orthotics? Properly lacing your shoes can enhance the fit of your custom orthotics and reduce strain. There are a couple of techniques that you should apply if your laces keep coming undone and if you have a wide forefoot or a narrow ankle. If you have…
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Custom Orthotics to treat foot pain

My foot hurts…

Our feet play an important role in our lives, hence, it is only right that we take good care of them. From time to time, you may find your feet hurting, and this may be due to the shoe you are wearing. This is where orthotics come in. Orthotics involves orthoses application to promote neuromuscular…
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Your custom fitting orthotics

Examine your health history First, the professional will ask you for your history of foot pain. Based on your answer, they will be able to determine the source of your problem. Examine your range of motion Then, the professional will evaluate your range of motion. They won’t just look at your feet but will also…
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The barefoot shoe trend?

You might have heard about barefoot or minimalist shoes, but what exactly are they? A barefoot shoe gives feet plenty of room to flex and for the toes to spread the same way they would when walking barefoot. They generally have neutral arch support and thin flexible soles. Advocates of barefoot shoes claim that they…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

New Year, New Orthotics

As the New Year begins, it’s time to set resolutions to look forward to and keep working towards. However, as you establish your goals for the year, you also need to replace old habits, products, or items with new ones to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. This includes your old orthotics. Orthotics last between one…
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Tips for first-time orthotics wearers

So, you’ve gotten your first pair of orthotics, but you’ve heard stories that they’re hard to get used to. Don’t despair! Good orthotics will go a long way in helping to reduce the pain you experience due to a foot injury. Custom orthotics should be a comfortable fit within your shoes, and while it may…
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Bunions and the shoes you’re wearing

Bunions, or Hallux Valgus, are often painful bumps which occur when the bones in your feet shift out of place. A bony bump forms on the joint at the base of the big toe, and will often become irritated and swollen depending on the type of footwear you choose. Wearing shoes that crowd your toes…
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