5 helpful tips when selecting the right orthotics for you
- Get orthotics fitted in your favourite shoes
Although orthotics can be custom-made to fit your feet, they must be worn in conjunction with your footwear to provide the most support for your foot and ankle problems. It’s important to make sure your orthotics are compatible with the shoes you wear the most.
- Recognize your foot type and condition
To choose the ideal orthotic insert, you must first comprehend your feet and the specific issues you’re attempting to fix or assist. Some over-the-counter cushioned shoe inserts provide minor relief, but they only hide the problem. The main purpose of orthotics is to provide optimal support for your foot, while also correcting any functional issues.
You need strong arch support and cushioning for plantar fasciitis, a painful condition in which the connective tissue running from the heel to the sole of your foot gets inflamed. To relieve discomfort and inflammation caused by heel pain or heel spurs, you’ll need orthotics with a lot of padding and cushioning.
Your orthotics will support excellent circulation and provide shock absorption if you have diabetes or arthritis.
- Think about the kinds of activities you’ll be doing with your orthotics
Consider your level of activity, especially if you work in a busy environment and require functional support throughout the day. A runner or athlete seeking protection from wear-and-tear injuries will benefit greatly. Your orthotics must offer you the appropriate support for your lifestyle.
- Consult a doctor
The podiatrists at Fraser Life Physio and Rehab are professionals at assessing your foot issues and know exactly how orthotics should correct and support you, to prevent injury and pain. We have the expertise to guarantee that you get the most out of your orthotics and that you know how to support and protect your feet properly.
- Have custom orthotics made for your specific foot
We use cutting-edge technology to measure and assess your feet at Fraser Life Physio and Rehab; this enables us to design customized orthotics that give the exact fit and support you need to treat your condition and support your lifestyle.
When you use personalized foot orthotics, you’ll notice how much better your feet and the rest of your body feel.
Perhaps you decide to acquire a pair for heel pain, and after a few weeks of wearing them, you notice not only that your heel pain has vanished, but a range of other advantages as well.
- Ankle or leg pain is lessened
- Improved equilibrium
- Being able to walk further or stand for long periods without pain
- Lower back pain is lessened
- Calluses, corns, and bunions are less common
- Posture improvement
- An improvement throughout your body
Orthotic inserts and supports can help with the following conditions:
- Calluses and bunions
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- High arches or flat feet
- Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis
- Overpronation or underpronation
- Sports-related injuries
- Recovery from surgery
Want to know more? Your friendly orthotics experts at Fraser Life are here for you. Visit us online or call (778) 278-4755 today.