Foot pain is a common but debilitating ailment. A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association reveals that more than half of Americans have reportedly missed work because of severe foot pain.
Your feet carry and support the full weight of your body as you walk and run, and they even support some of your weight when you’re simply sitting in a chair. Therefore, they are subjected to a lot of impact every day.
As we grow older or if we are very active, almost all of us develop problems with our feet because of this constant impact. However, foot pain always merits a visit to the podiatrist’s office for evaluation and possible treatment.
A podiatrist will assess your foot and determine what is causing your pain. As part of your foot pain treatment, your podiatrist may even recommend a simple, noninvasive treatment: orthotics.
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are specialized shoe inserts that function as shock absorbers – and they do much more than just add extra padding in your shoes. They effectively reduce the pressure and stress on your feet, which is vital to reducing your foot pain.
The right kind of orthotics properly align your feet, restore balance, and ease the pain in other areas of the body that can be attributed to foot imbalance. Feet are very complex parts of the body, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating them.
An experienced and reputable podiatrist will be able to create personalized, custom-made orthotics to address your foot pain. PedAlign™ digital casting technology is designed to produce custom orthotics made for your own feet. These orthotics will effectively address your specific needs and successfully treat your foot issues.
Customized Orthotics for Your Feet
Wearing the wrong type of orthotics may actually make your foot pain worse. Only a licensed podiatrist can assess your feet and create custom-made orthotics that are built for your own feet. PedAlign orthotics are specifically engineered to treat your foot issues and relieve the specific pain you’re having, whether it’s in your toes, heel, or arch.
If you’ve ever bought shoe insoles from your local drugstore or shoe store, you know how challenging it is to find the right size for your feet. You end up settling for insoles that do little to resolve your particular foot issue, it just makes your shoe feel softer inside.
With prescription foot orthotics, though, you can wear a wide variety of shoes again without feeling as much foot pain. They may even alleviate your pain altogether.
Correcting Deformed Feet
Foot deformities may also be sufficiently addressed by custom-made orthotics. They effectively reduce any painful feeling caused by odd pressure points and instead provide full foot support. Your feet will also benefit from better positioning, improved posture, and better overall function of your lower extremities.
Custom-made PedAlign orthotics are created to address your specific foot issues, taking into consideration foot shape, possible back or knee problems, and whether you have high arches or flat feet.
Foot Doctors in Cincinnati
If you have any questions about the PedAlign digital casting system and custom orthotics, or if you would like to see how a podiatrist can help you, schedule an appointment at the location nearest you or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you step into life again.