Orthotics for Arthritis

How to tell when you need new orthotics

Custom orthotics are one of the best tools you have at your disposal to treat several causes of foot or heel pain. However, while they are designed to be highly durable, custom orthotics may require replacement, refurbishing, or adjusting after a few years. Here are signs that can help you determine when you need new…
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Keeping your custom orthotics smelling fresh

If you don’t make an effort to clean your custom orthotics properly, they’ll end up having a bad odor. To get rid of the smell, first, place your custom orthotics in a zip lock bag and store them in the freeze overnight. Second, wash your orthotics with mild soap and a soft cloth or sponge.…
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Caring for your custom orthotics

Proper care and maintenance of your custom orthotics ensure they last long and serve you well. For instance, if you get orthotics for heel pain, poor maintenance can affect how they help in providing support and comfort to relieve your pain. Here are some tips that can help you in caring for your custom orthotics.…
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How custom orthotics can help with hip pain

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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5 benefits of custom orthotics for runners

Runners can benefit greatly from custom orthotics. Some pursue the option after experiencing foot pain or a compromised plantar fascia, but others have no issues and simply enjoy the feel and support offered by the inserts. Among the advantages for runners, custom orthotics can: Improve over-pronation and gait challenges This helps reduce the chance of…
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Common foot problems that construction workers have

Working in construction can be dangerous and physically challenging, but especially on your feet. You must be sure you are wearing shoes that have steel toes and puncture and slip-resistant soles. Here are some common foot problems that construction workers deal with: Pain This is the number one problem amongst construction workers, and it is…
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Orthotics for the athlete

Choosing the right footwear for your orthotics

Orthotics are suitable for individuals that have various defects in their feet and find it challenging to run, perform, or walk. However, wearing the wrong kind of shoes can affect how your orthotics function. Here are some tips you can use to find the best shoes for your orthotics. Always buy shoes with the same…
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PTI Orthotics offers over 30 different types of orthotics

How long will it take to adjust to your new orthotics?

Many patients are often concerned about how long it might take to break in their orthotics. This is because new orthotics can feel unusual at first. While every patient’s situation varies, particularly depending on how often you wear your custom orthotics, it can usually take up to two weeks to get used to them. However,…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Can Custom Orthotics Help Plantar Fasciitis?

If you have recently been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, you’ve probably wondered whether custom orthotics might help. For starters, plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that often affects the thick layer of tissue under our feet, particularly the arch and the heel. It is common among the elderly and sportspeople who suffer from insufficient gait…
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Custom Orthotics to treat foot pain

What to do when your feet hurt

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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How do you get fit for custom orthotics in Longmont?

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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Should you try barefoot shoes?

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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