WHO NEEDS ORTHOTICS?
Being on your feet should be easy; it’s what you were made to do. If you experience pain or discomfort anywhere in your body with prolonged periods of standing, walking, or being active then orthotics are probably for you. Orthotics and arch supports are regularly recommended for the relief of foot, heel, shin, knee, neck, shoulder, and back pain. Often, a bio-mechanical mal-alignment or lack of stability from the feet can cause abnormal loads on the tissues of the foot and pain can develop as a result. Many people will need orthotics when their pain with standing or walking is impeding their ability to stay active. Many people will benefit from orthotics.
WILL MY FEET GET WEAK WEARING ORTHOTICS?
No, because you won’t let them get weak. They get weak when we stuff them in shoes all day hidden under your desk. Strong feet are healthy feet, supporting your feet with orthotics is only one component to improving your health.
WHAT IF THEY DON’T GET RID OF MY PAIN?
The pain we experience is a complicated process. Your foot health is one component to helping you get on the right path to living a pain-free life. Remember to work on your foot strengthening every day, multiple times a day. Just ask and we will consult with you about other areas of your healthcare program that may be contributing to the pain you are experiencing.