Some medical conditions, shoe styles, and even healthy sports can create foot conditions that affect your daily activities due to pain. But custom orthotics can get you back to moving around and being pain-free. So in today’s post, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding some of the benefits of custom orthotics.
Custom Orthotics: Better Than Store-Bought Shoe Inserts
Custom orthotics support and protect the problematic areas in your feet. For example, they can help accommodate a toe joint deformity, lift an arch, and relieve heel pain.
Keep in mind that when it comes to orthotics, customization is key. While you can buy generic shoe inserts at basically any drug store, custom orthotics are tailor-made precisely for your foot to provide proper support right where you need it while fitting the contours and size of your feet.
We’ve found that any insert that’s not custom fit can result in as much pain as it’s meant to alleviate, aggravate existing conditions, and create further problems.
Custom Orthotics: The Top 4 Benefits
- Rectifies foot malformations. Generic insoles can’t correct foot abnormalities such as high or collapsed arches like prescription orthotics can.
- Improves the health of your ankle, back, and knees. All these body parts are dependent on your feet to maintain the proper range of motion and alignment. Any kind of foot pain can diminish mobility in your tendons, joints, and muscles, as your stride and stance try to compensate for the foot pain.
- Releases pressure on your feet. As they realign the pressure on your feet, custom orthotics provide cushioning and support, which is beneficial if you have arthritis or have to stand for extended periods of time. They can also help prevent pressure ulcers and some other diabetic-related foot irregularities.
- Improves athletic performance and overall health. Whether you’re a young athlete or a more seasoned one, foot irregularities can have an effect on your daily activities. Custom orthotics will help diminish that performance-limiting pain.
For more details about how custom orthotics can help your feet and your overall health, contact Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA to schedule a consultation. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936.