Who Benefits from Custom Orthotics?
If you suffer from lower extremity pain, you may be a good candidate. When foot mechanics are not working properly, they can alter weight distribution and overall biomechanics (the way you walk), which places increased stress on the joints. Over time, the added stress can cause inflammation in the joints and muscles, which translates in to pain with movement.
Custom Orthotics – Not Just for Foot Pain
Poor foot mechanics not only affect the feet, but can also impact all attached structures. A person will compensate for pain in their feet by making small adjustments to their walking patterns. This can cause a chain reaction from the feet upward, altering posture and placing extra stress on the joints, inevitably causing more distant pain.
Joint Pain: ankles, knees, hips, low back
Localized foot pain: arch or heel