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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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Shoe sizing for aging feet

When was the last time you checked your shoe size? Did you know that most people aren’t wearing shoes that fit correctly? Feet change over time. They can get wider and longer. The size you’ve always worn might actually be too small. Next time you are shoe shopping, be sure to try on a half…
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Orthotics for the athlete

Why cheap shoes can prove costly

After people start wearing custom orthotics, it can be a costly mistake to pair these with cheap shoes. Costs here are not so much financial but in terms of how effective and comfortable your orthotic will prove to be. Your choice of footwear is important because it must provide effective support for ground reaction forces…
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Athletic custom orthotics

Three common foot problems for runners

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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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

What actually causes a metatarsal stress fracture?

It’s an interesting question, because the most common answer you might hear is not what many people imagine it to be. It’s easy to imagine that a fracture would be caused by a general weakness in the specific bone. This can certainly be the case with, for example, rheumatoid patients, but often that is not…
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