Custom Orthotic Relieves Foot Pain

When it comes to foot pain, custom orthotics are a fast and noninvasive solution for correcting alignment and malformations that are contributing to chronic pain.

Too many Americans endure chronic foot pain when the solution can be as simple as getting fitted for custom orthotic inserts. The American Podiatric Medical Association estimates that almost 60 percent of Americans blame their shoes not fitting well for making them suffer heel pain. In reality, a misalignment or minor malformation may be the culprit and custom foot orthotics the solution. There is no need to accept chronic foot pain as a fact of life.

Sure, you could go to your local drugstore or fitness shop to find an over-the-counter shoe insert to cushion your aching soles. However, a one-size-fits-all generic cushion is not going to be as effective as having a qualified orthotist fit you with orthotics designed to optimize your own unique biomechanics. In fact, generic orthotic inserts could exaggerate the issue causing further pain and injury.

Orthotists are specialists trained to prescribe and manufacture orthotics that will compensate for the malformations and alignment problems that are preventing efficient movement. They do this by designing orthotics that properly supports arches, muscles, and bones, therefore minimizing any discomfort. Over time, custom orthotics may correct issues.

There are different kinds of orthotics, and they are used to treat a variety of conditions that can make foot pain worse. These range from flat feet and plantar fasciitis to tendonitis and problems with knees or hips. Re-aligning the body for movement can produce amazing results and offer significant pain relief.

Contact the specialists at Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics today to find out more reasons to consider custom orthotics. We’ve been providing orthotic and prosthetic solutions in Michigan since 1955 and have grown to more than 20 locations, including Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, and Marquette.

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