Orthotics for the athlete

How custom orthotics can help alleviate arthritic problems

If you suffer from arthritis, you’ll know what a debilitating and even destructive condition it can be. Walking can be an unpleasant experience due to your lack of overall mobility and a loss of flexibility. A match between custom created orthotics and sensible footwear choices can assist in alleviating such problems. Together they can help…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Why there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution

Your feet are unique; therefore, it stands to reason that any treatment for problems you might encounter should be similarly individualistic. It must be the case that any mass-produced products simply cannot be specifically tailored to your own needs. So many factors need to be considered. These include your age and weight and the level…
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Custom Orthotics to treat foot pain

Why you should consult an orthotic expert

An orthotic expert is skilled at professionally fit shoes, custom orthotics, and shoe modifications. They can recommend shoes and custom orthotics to correct your gait and relieve persistent aches or pain in your knees, hip, and feet. Here are some of the reasons you need to consult with an orthotics expert before purchasing any insoles.…
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Orthotics custom-fabricated for your individual foot

Is your chronic foot pain making you depressed?

We all know how foot pain can be a – well, pain in the foot – but what role does foot pain play in depression when it becomes chronic? Research has shown that having to continually deal with sudden, sharp, or severe pain as a part of daily life can play a major burden on…
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Orthotics for Arthritis

Finding the right orthotic for hip pain

Orthotics are more than just foot inserts that you can purchase at any local drugstore. They’re prescription medical devices that correct how you run, walk, or stand, and help relieve hip pain. To get the best fit, it’s wise to visit a podiatrist for an examination. This exam includes a biochemical evaluation that involves over…
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PTI Orthotics and Foot Resource Lab, Denver CO

Why we prefer gel over foam for orthotics

We’ve been asked about this because many people are offered standard foam orthotics by other practitioners. These are made of good materials, but the cellular wall structure does tend to collapse over time, diminishing the level of support. Here at PTI, we prefer to use a two-part polymer. Initially a liquid, formulated as soft as…
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Custom orthotics will help you get back to what you enjoy

Can your heel pain wait?

Severe swelling and pain in your heel can be daunting as it affects your ability to walk correctly. Although heel pain goes away with time after some home care, it’s not always the case. For instance, you may use ice or get new shoes to help relieve your heel pain. But, when your heel pain…
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Why cheap is expensive in the long run

Custom orthotics are medical devices you wear to correct your gait and treat any foot conditions such as turf toe. Since custom orthotics aren’t inexpensive, most people look for cheaper alternatives to relieve their foot, knee, or hip pain. Unfortunately, cheaper options provide short-term solutions to your foot conditions. Hence, with time, you’ll need to…
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Custom molded feet casts

What exactly is turf toe?

It might sound like an injury a golfer would suffer when kicking the ground in frustration after a mishit shot – but it’s really no laughing matter for athletes. It’s actually a traumatic hyperextension of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. It can lead to a long-term reduction in the range of motion enjoyed by the great…
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Athletic custom orthotics

Watching out for shin splints

This is a painful condition that can affect those who regularly exercise, often through them doing so too much. But, with more people going for a run to alleviate being in lockdown, it can also affect those less used to taking such exercise – either as often, or for longer periods of time, and especially…
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Home of the Gel Filled Orthotic

Are custom orthotics worth their cost?

Many people forgo getting custom orthotics to relieve their foot, hip, and knee pain to save money. But, while custom orthotics aren’t cheap, they are highly valuable. For instance, wearing orthotics daily can help you correct your gait and relieve different types of foot pain you have. Additionally, with custom orthotics, you get a product…
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Custom Orthotics to treat foot pain

Custom orthotics for relief from diabetes-induced foot pain

While foot pain is widespread in adults across America – almost 80 percent have experienced it – diabetes is a compounding factor that often produces unfamiliar levels of discomfort to those newly diagnosed with the condition. Diabetes can cause pain in every part of the body, but the feet are particularly vulnerable. Diabetic-related foot pain…
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