If you are an active runner who majorly spends time in the field, you must be familiar with orthotics that are inserted into the shoe that offers a cushion-like comfort to help relieve foot pain. Orthotics are designed to help take away any sign of pressure from the heels and balls of the feet.
Balance at the feet is an essential aspect of your posture and mobility. It is crucial to be mindful that the feet balance the pressure of all the weight-bearing joints of the human body. Any imbalance experienced at the feet may disrupt the health of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the body.
When do you need orthotics?
A comprehensive treatment that is designed to address various pressure-related symptoms of the feet and legs, orthotics is capable of minimizing distress caused due to pain. Orthotic therapy aims at correcting the below conditions:
- Foot deformities
- Tendon or ligament injury
- Muscular pain
Can we get custom-designed orthotics?
Custom-designed orthotics are very much prevalent today. Foot levelers are a typical example of custom-created orthotics. A detailed digital scan would be taken to help us understand how the feet are structured and point out any imbalances that may be contributing to the pain. Foot levelers are designed to stabilize parts of the spine, pelvis, hips, and lower back. They can be easily made to fit into the patient's shoe. Every arch of your foot would be realigned to function more effectively and smoothly.
Find out more about orthotics by requesting an appointment with Dr. Heshmat. Call our office at (650-470-0008) or request an appointment online.