If you’re experiencing pain in your arch or other areas of your foot,
finding a good shoe insert may be one way to provide necessary support.
Arch supports, as these inserts are commonly known, range from inserts you
can buy over-the-counter to highly specific prescription orthotics. They
can give relief to arch pain by supporting the foot, providing a rest for
problem or overstressed areas, and aligning the foot into its proper place.
Depending on the cause of discomfort, this alignment can extend upward,
making the legs, hips and lower back all function a little better. Because
he or she will be able to help determine the cause of the pain in your
foot, your podiatrist can help you find out which of the many options
available may be best for you.
Sometimes doing something as simple as changing your shoe for a specific
activity may provide the support your foot needs. Read up on what shoes are
best for the physical activities you perform the most (particularly if you
engage in the activity three or more times per week). Different shoes will
offer different types of support, tailored to the way your foot moves (or
shouldn’t move) during a given sport or other activity.
Although it may be kind of odd to think of getting a prescription for a
shoe insert, orthotics might be your best choice if you are suffering from
a long-term or more severe condition, such as abnormally low or high
arches, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis and turf toe, or other problems.
Again, your podiatrist will work with you to determine how your foot needs
to be supported, and how orthotics can correct the imbalances and improve
the function of your foot.
Call 719-543-2476 today to schedule your appointment!