Function That Follows Form
Foot pain and heel pain can stem from a variety of different causes. However, many of these cases pertain to structure and force distribution, and in these cases, custom orthotics can be an effective form of treatment.
Custom orthotics provide very specific levels of cushioning and corrective support in areas of the foot that need it, helping to relieve areas undergoing excess stress. This can lead to better opportunities for the healing of soft tissue injuries, better distribution of weight across the foot, and overall improved long-term comfort.
While not recommended for every case of foot pain, custom orthotics may prove effective when there are specific abnormalities in the structure of the foot, including (but not limited to): flat feet, high arches, or toe deformities such as bunions.
What About Store-Bought Orthotics?
What makes custom orthotics different from those you can often find in a pharmacy or grocery store? A couple key factors!
First, store-bought orthotics will not provide the specified support your feet may need. They are of a “one-size-fits-most” variety. In a few cases, this means they will provide some relief. As much as a customized pair of orthotics would, though? That is not likely.
Also, custom orthotics are created from much sturdier materials and will last much longer than what you find at the store. With routine maintenance and refurbishment, a pair of custom orthotics can last 1-2 years; sometimes even further.
Get the Help You Need for Your Feet
Custom orthotics can be just what many patients need for lasting comfort and pain relief. It’s not the right form for all patients, though.
One thing is for certain: if you have been suffering from chronic foot pain, waiting will not solve the problem! In fact, it might pave the way for things becoming increasingly worse over time.
Call Eugene Foot and Ankle Health Center at (541) 683-3351 to schedule an appointment and take the first steps toward recovery. If you would prefer to contact us electronically, please feel free to fill out our online contact form and a member of our staff will respond.
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