What Are Orthotics And When Do You Need Them?

Nearly 80% of people say that they’ve dealt with severe foot pain at some point in their lives. There are countless reasons for pain in the feet: misalignment, poor posture, excess body weight, injuries, problems in the joints, and even long-term foot conditions to name a few. The good news? You don’t have to continue…
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How to Relieve Shin Splints with Orthotics

It’s a common misconception that if you have shin splints there’s not a whole lot you can do except take a painkiller, rest up or simply power through the pain. In reality, you can relieve shin splints with orthotics. Here at PTI Orthotics in Denver, we’ve helped many clients who have been diagnosed with this type of…
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Understanding the Plantar Fasciitis and Orthotics Connection

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and it is a frequent reason why clients come see us after a diagnosis by their podiatrist, chiropractor, physical therapist or another healthcare provider. At PTI Orthotics, serving the Boulder and Longmont areas, we can fulfill your physician’s prescription or recommendation to be fitted for a custom-molded…
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Can’t I Just Buy Shoe Inserts at the Store?

This is a question we hear often at PTI Orthotics, serving Boulder and Longmont. There’s a very common misconception that if your feet hurt, you can just buy off-the-shelf shoe inserts at your local big box store. However, when comparing store-bought and custom orthotics, there’s not much of a comparison. While the features offered by…
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Top 3 Benefits of Custom-Made Orthotics

Walking is the most popular form of physical activity, with 6 in 10 adults walking for at least 10 minutes as part of their health regimen. However, many Americans struggle with foot, ankle, and leg pain due to conditions such as arthritis or plantar fasciitis. This can prevent people from exercising regularly, leading to further…
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What are Custom Orthotics and Who Needs Them?

If you suffer from foot pain, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey, about 77% of respondents experienced foot pain at some point. What’s more, half of the adults surveyed had to restrict activities like walking or exercising because of foot pain. Given how awful foot pain can be, that’s not surprising! The question…
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4 Ways to Relieve Pain from Foot Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a huge factor in disability in the United States with at least 54 million people have been diagnosed with the condition. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and frequently occurs in one or both feet. It occurs over time, with cartilage between bones slowly wearing away. This can leave you with…
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Orthotics for Arthritis

At PTI Orthotics in Denver, serving the Boulder and Longmont areas, we want to share a bit about how orthotics for arthritis and osteoarthritis can be helpful. This can be great news for people who are dealing with daily pain in their hips, knees, ankles, and feet. What is the Orthotics Specialty? Orthotics is a…
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Custom Orthotics for Shin Splints

Here at PTI Orthotics in Denver, we know that most people may not connect the dots, but custom orthotics for shin splints can actually provide you with relief. Custom orthotics can help reduce pain, allow your shin splints to heal, and even stop them from returning. What are Shin Splints? Shin splints are a painful…
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Comparing Off-the-Shelf and Custom Orthotics

When comparing off-the-shelf and custom orthotics, we here at PTI Orthotics serving the Boulder and Longmont areas, don’t think there is much of a comparison. Custom orthotics are far superior, but here is a bit more about why. More than Arch Support Orthotics are far more than simple arch support. Your footprint is only one…
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