Could Custom Orthotics Be the Answer to Your Foot Pain?

Custom orthotics are used to treat lower body issues including leg, heel, knee, foot pain, and back pain. They are designed to align your foot and ankle into the most anatomical position possible to reduce any strain on the body. The training behind them allows the pedorthists at The Shoe Doctor in Dublin, California to diagnose the problem, determine the materials needed, and fabricate the inserts properly..  

 

Are You Wondering “What is Making my Knees Hurt?”

Bad Walking Habits

Walking is a very healthy thing to do and is highly encouraged. However, bad walking habits can cause and excelerate knee pain. You should be aware of habits like hypermobile feet and fallen arches from over pronation. Hypermobile feet is when the joint moves around more than it should; over pronation of the foot is when the foot rolls inwards causing the arch of your foot to flatten. When these habits occur it could compromise the position of the knee. The knee is only meant to be facing straight forward, and when your feet do not provide a solid foundation it may rotate the knee causing chronic knee pain. When your foot is over pronated it will turn your leg inward, which puts it out of its optimal position. Changing your walking habits and especially the way your feet support your body will prevent this.  Custom orthotics like those from The Shoe Doctor in Dublin, California may assist you in doing that.

Incorrectly Fitting Orthotics

There are two general types of shoe inserts. There are the mass market orthotics, the ones that you find in pharmacys and sports stores, and there are custom orthotics like those from The Shoe Doctor in Dublin, California. The mass market orthotics are inexpensive and accessible, however they could lead to knee pains and possibly injury if they don. Mass market orthotics are very general and may not be the right fit for everyone. When you wear insoles that are not suited for you, or prescribed improperly, it could very well lead to flatten feet. That may lead to the ankle falling inwards, which could lead to the inward falling of the knee. If you get the right pair of insoles, it will greatly reduce knee pain. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area the best thing to do is to contact The Shoe Doctor to get the right prescribed insole to help your pain.

Lateral Wedge Insoles and Neutral Insoles

There has been a large debate on whether orthotics actually cause knee pain or arthritis. Many studies however have found that there was an association between orthotics and decreased knee pain. Studies have found a significant number in reported pain when using orthotics. However, there was not a big deviation between the results of neutral and lateral wedge insoles. Neutral insoles provide a good platform with a neutral arch height that promotes the natural range of motion of the foot. Lateral wedge insoles provides a wedge under the lateral side of the foot that transfers load from the medial side to the lateral knee compartment. Different people recommend different insoles because every case is different. Check in with The Shoe Doctor to find the right custom orthotic for you.

Are you in Need of Specialize Orthotics to Treat Your Knee Pains?

The Shoe Doctor has specialized in providing custom orthotics for 20 years. The right insole can greatly reduce knee and hip pains. We will help educate and assist you to find the perfect solution for your particular needs. We will create a 3D map of your feet and make a custom orthotics for your shoes. These orthotics along with our expert advice will get you back to being able to walk peacefully. Our sole purpose is to reduce your pain and make your comfortable again. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area (driving directions here), give The Shoe Doctor a call to get the best custom orthotics in the area! We are here to assist you, give us a call at  (925) 820-0220 for your free consultation!


 
Sources
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Orthotics

  2. https://cumberlink.com/news/ health/ask_pt/ask-your- physical-therapist-can-custom- foot-orthotics-help-foot/ article_bb5e33b8-7f2a-5ff9- a6f6-7b5be0787e41.html

  3. https://www.podiatrists.org/ visitors/foothealth/general/ orthotics

  4. https://www.pedorthic.ca/ orthotics/orthotics-faq/

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