The Comfortability Of Custom, Podiatrist-Made Orthotics
The shape of everyone’s foot is different. Some people have high-arches while other people have flat feet or normal arches. Both high-arches and flat feet are actually common foot deformities but they can cause intense daily foot pain and lead to foot conditions like plantar fasciitis and heel pain.
Further, different types of shoes are made for different types of feet but most people don’t know this. A person with flat feet can easily walk into a shoe store and pick out a pair of shoes that they like that is actually made for people with a neutral foot or high-arches. Then, this shoe will actually cause harm to the flat footed person making the onset of foot pain happen more easily and faster.
In addition, inserts from store-bought shoes are usually made with cheap materials and only shaped from the “generic” average foot. These types of “generic” orthotics can actively cause harm to a person with flat feet or high-arches. They don’t provide the support where these foot types need it the most and the additional pressures and stresses placed on the feet cause daily foot pain. Custom orthotics relieve foot pain and protect people from painful foot conditions.
When To See A Podiatrist
If you are having foot pain, it is time to see a podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists. We will make sure that this problem does not get out of hand and you can relieve this pain as quickly as possible. We find that one of the quickest ways to relieve foot pain is with custom, podiatrist-made orthotics. These orthotics are different then the one’s found in shoes and different than the one’s found in pharmacies. They are made by us, professional podiatrists, that thoroughly examine your feet and walking pattern and take a mold of your exact foot to make the orthotics.
Our orthotics are customized to your feet and your feet alone and provide additional cushioning where your feet need it the most. Most of our patients find relief within days and are amazed at how their foot pain has virtually disappeared. Orthotics are usually an important part of the process for many foot conditions as well. Almost everyone can benefit from custom orthotics versus the orthotics of store-bought shoes. You can visit us at our Sun City podiatry office or Scottsdale podiatry office.
Call (480) 483-9000 and schedule your consultation.