Foot pain is common among the adults and when the feet hurt, daily activities become a nightmare to accomplish. It is important to make good shoe choices from the beginning to prevent foot pain problems and foot inserts to correct structural issues while easing foot pain.
These are less expensive than custom orthotics and used for less advanced cases of foot pain. They are readily available off the shelves and though they operate similarly to customize orthotics, they are not made by a specialist. They are made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate is a special kind of plastic, softer than rubber which easily molds to the shape of the foot before it cools down. This hopefully corrects the foot problems and ease foot pain.
Used in advanced foot problems such as arthritis and other foot pain conditions. After several randomized-control trials conclusions, silver and gold custom orthotics were found to be very effective in reducing pain in people suffering from
- Low arches
- Painful high arches
- Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
If you are looking for some expert advice on shoe orthotics, seek help from a podiatrist. Feel free to contact our office to make an appointment with our podiatrist. Our foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Ejodamen Shobowale can provide you with the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Types of prescription orthotics include
- Functional orthotics
They are used in the correction of supination or pronation which is considered abnormal motion. Pronation is when the foot rolls excessively inwards when it comes in contact with the ground and supination the foot rolls excessively outwards when in contact with the ground. Besides deformation, this can cause pain up the legs and changes in posture.
- Accommodative orthotics
The heel pads for shoes are soft and provide extra support and cushioning to the feet. They are used in the treatment of painful calluses, diabetic foot ulcers and uncomfortable foot conditions.
- III. Heel pads for plantar fasciitis
Heel pads for shoes are the first line of relief for plantar fasciitis because they provide shock absorption while walking or running. Heel pads can be made of leather, silicone, and chloride or polyethylene foams.
- Arch support
If your feet are not properly supported pain in the feet, back, hips and knees can be felt because the whole body is misaligned. Arch support keeps the feet in their proper position, relieving discomfort, joint pressure, and pain. With the help of a podiatrist pick the best arch support for flat feet.
Orthotics help relieve strain off some areas of the foot by applying pressure on other areas of the foot to encourage appropriate gait. Orthotics are made from different materials such as various density foams, crepe, composite or laminate. They made in three-quarter length or full length. The use of custom orthotics leads to lasting changes in biomechanics and prevents any further development of arthritis.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Cypress, TX. Our Cypress office can handle all of your foot and ankle issues. We will provide you with the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for all orthotics related issues.