Custom orthotics are a popular option for many people who need to enhance their foot care products’ fit and comfort level. It is a perfect solution if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet due to an issue with your shoes. Also, you can opt for these devices to correct the way you walk, stand, or move. Custom orthotics Wappingers Falls can be custom-made for any unique situation. They are often made of various materials, including but not limited to neoprene, foam rubber, plastic, leather, fabric, and more.
What are the benefits of custom orthotics?
Reduce feet stress
They are custom-fitted to your foot and lower leg, creating a more biomechanically sound environment for the foot and leg. This decreases stress on the end of the bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments that attach to the foot. When it comes to how you walk or run, these attachments can be the weakest point in the chain. Orthotics for childrens feet can also support growing litte feet so they can develop normally.
In addition to reducing stress on the attachments, orthotics can also reduce stress on other areas of your body. That is because your body works in synergy. What happens in one area affects all of the others. For example, if your feet are stressed out and having trouble supporting you during your daily activities, that is also stressful for your knees. And if you are feeling pain in your knees, that will impact how you do everyday things like walking upstairs or putting on socks.
Correct biomechanical problems
Often, custom orthotics will be made to correct biomechanical issues that are causing foot pain in the first place. For example, they can help with overpronation, which is when the foot rolls inward too much when walking or running. Over time, this can lead to pain in the ankles, knees, and hips. Custom orthotics can help keep the foot from rolling inward and even help correct other biomechanical issues that are causing pain in your feet or legs.
Provide relief from plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis irritates the tissue band running through the foot bottom. The pain associated with this illness can make walking or standing painful and difficult. Custom orthotics can be designed to provide relief from plantar fasciitis pain through shock absorption in the heel area.
Footwear inserts supply a gentle cushioning effect that softens the landing from foot strike to toe-off, reducing shock and stress on the plantar fascia ligament. A properly-fitting pair of custom arch supports will align your entire foot, providing support for pain in every part of your lower extremity.
A custom orthotic device is fitted to each patient’s needs by a trained professional who will use diagnostic tests to determine where adjustments need to be made. The device can then be molded to provide the best fit and support for the patient’s individual needs.
If you have issues with your feet that you suspect may be related to your shoes or your walking habits, talk with Hudson Valley Foot Associates to learn whether getting a custom orthotic device is right for you.