When Is It Time For Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are orthotic inserts that are specifically designed and made for your personal feet. They are inserted into your shoes and can be moved from one pair to another, always fitting to your foot and making your feet more comfortable and supported to prevent further injuring your feet or to treat foot issues. If you have been diagnosed with foot issues such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or falling arches, you may want to consider using orthotics. If you aren't sure if custom-made orthotics are for you, read on for a few reasons when you should consider these types of orthotics for your feet.

When You've Already Tried Other Types

If you have already tried over-the-counter orthotics that are not specific to your feet and they just aren't holding up or doing the job for your feet, you should consider custom-made orthotics. Custom-made orthotics are specific to your feet and can help to support your feet in the areas that need the most support and cushion. For instance, your arches may not be nearly as high as someone else's, in which case, a store-bought orthotic may not support your arch as it should, or it may be giving you too much support and it's causing your foot pain. If you've tried other types of orthotics and they aren't working for you, you should consider ones that are custom-made.

You've Been Diagnosed With A Foot Issue

If you've been diagnosed with a foot issue such as falling arches or heel pain, you should consider custom orthotics for your feet to prevent further injury to your feet. These types of orthotics may be one of the ways to treat the foot issue and prevent needing to have surgery to correct the problem with your feet. Custom orthotics can help treat a number of feet concerns and are something you should try to use before you consider surgery.

You've Changed Your Shoes

If you've changed your footwear and they aren't offering you enough support, you should consider these types of inserts for your shoes to help give you more support that your feet need. The inserts can also help to lengthen the life of your shoes, as they are giving you support, rather than relying on your shoes, which can break down with time. 

If you have foot issues or concerns, you should consider custom-made orthotics for your feet. Talk to your podiatrist about these shoe inserts and how they can help you and your foot condition that you have. 

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