Foot pain can ruin your day. The constant aching and burning of plantar fasciitis, throbbing leg pain caused by flat feet or fallen arches, diabetic neuropathy, and the inflammation of arthritis are just a few of the reasons people experience foot pain. And many of those with foot pain curtail their daily activities in an effort to prevent the throbbing, aching,
Don’t allow the pain in your feet to rule your life anymore. With our help at Kazmer Foot & Ankle Centers, you can get relief from many of the common causes of foot pain with orthotics designed just for you.
Your feet were made to carry you through your life. They are a marvel of design, but when something goes wrong and you can’t move as freely as before, your life suffers. Custom orthotics can both ease and prevent foot pain, helping you jump back into life — feet first.
The most basic function of orthotics is to put your feet in a position that eases pain and corrects many foot issues. For example, orthotics can lighten the workload normally placed on a strained muscle, allowing the muscle to heal. Custom orthotics, designed especially for the unique form of your foot, allow you to walk normally without pain.
Although they may look like simple insoles, custom orthotics are medical devices. They are designed in such a way as to support the alignment of your feet, ankles, knees, and hips. Custom orthotics make it possible for you to stand and move about without foot pain and also reduce the chances of pain elsewhere in your body by correcting poor alignment.
Your feet support your entire body and work in unison with your hips, knees, ankles, and all of the joints in your lower extremities. When you experience foot pain, your natural reaction is to move in a way that eases that pain. This throws your entire body out of alignment, resulting in improper movement of your joints.
When your alignment is out of whack, you feel it throughout your body, including your:
If not addressed, the pain can quickly become chronic and debilitating.
Custom orthotics address the way your feet work in unison with the rest of your body. It’s not simply about making your feet feel better. Your unique custom orthotics address all of the ways in which you stand, walk, and run, and can even, in some cases, prevent the need for surgery.
If you need orthotics, make sure they are custom-fit for you and your specific foot issues. Mass-produced inserts, like those you find in drugstores or grocery stores, might make your shoes feel more comfortable, but they are not designed to provide relief from your specific foot problems.
Everyone is different. Foot, ankle, knee, and hip biomechanics — how they work under different situations — are exceedingly complex. Orthotics are definitely not one-size-fits-all devices.
Prescription or custom orthotics are designed for you and only you. See a professional like Gary M. Kazmer, DPM, who thoroughly examines your feet and assesses your gait before customizing your orthotics. How you move has great bearing on the type of orthotic you require.
In addition to the way you move, other factors play a role in the customization of your orthotics, such as your:
Custom orthotics are made to address your foot issue, whatever it may be. Whether the problem stems from diabetes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, or a combination of reasons, custom orthotics work to relieve your specific pain.
Custom orthotics improve the way your feet absorb impact, correct abnormal movement, and relieve foot pain. Dr. Kazmer understands how debilitating foot pain can be. At Kazmer Foot & Ankle Centers, he works with you to design a plan to help you move without pain.
If you’re experiencing pain in your feet, legs, or hips, you may benefit from custom orthotics. Contact Kazmer Foot & Ankle Centers today.