Foot pain is fairly common among Americans and isn’t exclusive to any particular age bracket or walk of life. Unfortunately, like other pain conditions, many people don’t seek medical attention, which would otherwise provide simple solutions to improve their overall quality of life.
A common and effective treatment for foot pain is custom orthotics; an insole or shoe insert is customizable to each patient – much different from off-the-shelf foot orthotics.
Foot orthotics are known to be effective solutions for quite a few common foot conditions known to be a nuisance to many Americans today.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in your feet, whereas foot orthotics can correct your standing and walking to restore comfort.
This might come as a surprise, but back, hip, and knee pain can result from poor positioning of your feet. Foot orthotics correct the alignment of the foot or provide extra cushioning to relieve pressure on your bones.
Bunions are a deformity of the lower toe joint due to persistent pressure from the big toe, causing a lump on the outside of your foot. Foot orthotics help correct and relieve the pressure that would otherwise cause bunion formation.
Strain or overuse from a misaligned foot can cause inflammation and swelling of the heel, also known as bursitis. Foot orthotics can provide support for the arch and heel, reducing pain or discomfort.
Pain resulting from the inflammation of the tissue connecting your heel bone and toes can be corrected or reduced by heel and foot support provided by customized foot orthotics.
Lack of arch in the foot can cause ankle, foot, or even back pain. Foot orthotics create a natural arch in your foot to reposition and relieve pain and discomfort.
Bone growth along your heel bone can press on tissues or tendons, causing inflammation and pain. Foot orthotics can provide cushioning and relieve pain and discomfort resulting from heel spurs.
High arches can lead to conditions such as shin splints and plantar fasciitis. Foot orthotics can prevent the outward rolling of the foot and relieve ensuing pain.
Irritated or inflamed nerves can cause numbness, tingling, and pain, most commonly formed near the ball of your foot (Morton’s Neuroma).
The foot has many tendons. There are plenty of opportunities for tendinitis resulting from impact or excessive standing, resulting in the irritation of your tendon and stretching of the arch of your foot.
Customized Orthotics with Pongratz
You might be experiencing incredible discomfort and pain now, or you might feel something’s off with the positioning and posturing of your feet.
Relieve yourself of any further discomfort and complications with foot orthotics custom-tailored to your particular needs, restoring the balance your body deserves and maximizing the quality of your daily life.
Don’t wait – reach out to us today for a foot orthotic consultation.