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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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3-D scan of feet to create custom orthotics

Custom orthotics for heavier people

Being heavy or overweight places extreme force on your feet, causing pain in your heels, knees, ankles, and arches. Unfortunately, this can make walking and exercising difficult and also result in long-term foot damage. Luckily, custom orthotics are very effective in treating these problems by eliminating the foot pain caused by excessive weight. It’s vital…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Orthotics 101: Optimal foot movement

When a person walks in an optimal fashion, their weight is distributed to their feet evenly. With sub-optimal movement, a person’s weight is distributed unevenly and places too much pressure on only certain parts of their feet. Let’s take a look at this more closely: Interior (Overpronation): People walk with their weight distributed more to…
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Custom orthotics during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience for any woman as it involves bringing a new life into the world. However, many bodily changes occur during pregnancy, which can lead to foot and leg problems. For instance, due to the increase in weight, your musculoskeletal system undergoes a series of adjustments that results in painful ankles, knees,…
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The other half of an ‘orthotics partnership’

Sadly, some people still believe that custom orthotics can fit into any shoe they already possess. Not so – in fact, the shoes previously worn might even have been part of the original problem. It’s important to partner a new orthotic with a shoe that fits properly; one that offers the level of support necessary…
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Athletic custom orthotics

Why you shouldn’t run barefoot

Barefoot running has gained popularity over the last few years, especially in improving running performance. However, running without shoes isn’t always a wise choice unless you want to feel the grass in between your feet or are at the beach. For example, for long-distance running, going barefoot places more stress on the connective tissues and…
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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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Custom orthotics will help you get back to what you enjoy

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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PTI Orthotics offers over 30 different types of orthotics

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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