Orthotics refers to the support given to the feet via arch supports or inserts. If you or someone you love suffers with foot pain or ankle pain, you may have heard that orthotics are a great way to alleviate your pain.
In order for the ligaments and tendons of the foot to function correctly and without pain, custom foot orthotics are created to supplement the lack of support. Here are 3 ways that custom orthotics can help alleviate foot pain:
Targeted Support Custom foot orthotics are made specifically for your foot. This means that you get the ideal level of support exactly where you need it. Although you can purchase foot orthotics at the drugstore, these insoles are mass-produced rather than being catered to your exact needs.
Pain Relief Due to the targeted support that custom foot orthotics provide, you will feel less pain in your feet. Orthotics also serves to prevent injury and improve foot function, therefore helping your foot/ feet to move, restore your balance, and relieve your pain.
Improve Overall Health When your feet no longer hurt, you automatically begin feeling better overall. Not only will your mood improve, but your healthy habits will have the chance to improve too. When your feet no longer hurt, you can spend more time doing physical activities and being on your feet in order to promote your overall health.
Custom foot orthotics can make a great difference in your life. If you’re interested in learning more about custom foot orthotics, call Active Integrative Medicine today at 905.492.8688 to book an appointment.