Orthotics are a go-to foot support device used for a variety of foot issues. They fit the foot in such a way that allows for the re-routing of pressure from one part of the foot to another. These devices help to align the foot, prevent the foot from becoming deformed and assist with providing relief for those have other foot complications. Orthotics can be custom fitted so that they are comfortable for each unique foot’s shape. Although, it should be noted that they can be uncomfortable at first. These devices are commonly prescribed to help with foot conditions such as ulcers, plantar fasciitis or other heel ailments, high arches or flat feet. Orthotics can help facilitate relief for aging feet that may lose some of their natural supportive padding over the years. These devices are an added layer of protection between the soles and ground and help to provide balance to a wide array of individuals with varying amounts of foot pain for many different reasons.
Other helpful uses for these devices includes preventing injuries from playing sports or from performing different tasks at work. The foot’s contours can be enhanced with these devices to the point where feet can feel almost completely relieved from pain caused by a deformed bone. Redistributing pressure on the feet can lead to better alignment for the whole body, thereby preventing downstream complications to the knees, hips or back. This is why it’s important to test orthotics before your feet require more invasive forms of treatment.
Orthotics are great at what they do and your feet will be better off with them sooner than later. At Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, located in Waterbury 203-755-0489 & Newtown 203-270-6724, Connecticut, our podiatrist, Dr. Joel S. Segalman, DPM, will help to design the best orthotic tailored to your feet and then order a pair that helps counteract your specific foot condition. Please call our office at any of the two numbers listed above to schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can!