A custom orthotic can be a good solution to foot pain. These inserts are made to correct specific problems with the feet. A well-fitted orthotic can help relieve pressure spots and correct deformities. They are an effective way to treat a wide range of foot problems, including flat feet, arch pain, plantar fasciitis (foot pain).
Here are some tips for getting the right one. Read on to find out more. When you decide on an orthotic, make sure to have it fitted properly. The first step to getting an orthotic is to find a reputable clinic with a specialist in custom orthotics. A chiropractor or a chiropodist are usually trained and certified in foot pain.
During an initial examination, the therapist will conduct an assessment which include your medical history, the symptoms related to your feet. For example, if you have foot pain and you are diagnosed to have plantar fasciitis, your therapist may also recommend a treatment plan.
Each clinic uses different tools to prepare custom orthotics. At Pillars of Wellness, we use a 2D and 3D scan. This new innovative technology allows a more precise design of your orthotics.
The assessment will take no longer than 30 minutes including the scanning of your feet.
Once both feet are scanned, the preparation of the orthotics are conducted at the manufacturer using a 3D print offering biomechanical correction through the healthy movement of the foot.
The second step is to find a proper fitting orthotic and doesn't restrict your movement. If you have a bunion, the orthotic should be designed for your specific shoe. If it doesn't fit correctly, it will cause pain and discomfort.
That is, if you use traditional custom orthotics. If you use the 3D print design, you don’t have to worry about it.
Finally, you should break in your orthotics before wearing them. For best results, you should break in the orthotics for a few hours on the first day and 2 hours the following day. You also want to make sure you're comfortable while wearing your orthotic.
A good fit will prevent your feet from rolling too much, which causes pain. This is the main benefit of an orthotic. It helps you walk better, stand up straight, and feel more comfortable.
A high fit is essential. An orthotic can replicate your natural arch. However, if you're not comfortable in your shoes, it can cause other problems. A well-fitted shoe should be comfortable. A well-fitted orthotic should also be durable.
At Pillars of Wellness, Dr. Maggie, chiropractor at our Burlington clinic offer 15 free minutes consultation should you want to discuss custom-made orthotics for foot pain or other conditions.
One other benefit in seeing Dr. Maggie is the ability to claim the expense under chiropractic services.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pillars of Wellness at 904-637-4000.
We are conveniently located in Aldershot, Burlington.
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