Do You Need Orthotics?


 

 By Center for Podiatric Medicine
 December 12, 2017
 Category: Foot Health
 Tags: Orthotics  


Find out if customized shoe inserts could improve the health of your feet.

Whether you are on your feet all day for work or you are someone who likes to lace up their tennis shoes and pound the pavement, there are many scenarios in which our feet take quite the beating. You may not even realize that your feet are taking that much abuse each day but they truly are. Our River North and Schaumburg, IL podiatrists are here to tell you just who could benefit from orthotics.

If You Have Foot Pain

Most people, at some point during their lifetime will deal with foot pain. While most of the time these minor issues will clear up with a little rest, there are some people who deal with frequent or chronic bouts of plantar fasciitis or other conditions that cause pretty severe pain. If this is something you are faced with, getting custom orthotics could help correct alignment issues that could be putting unnecessary pressure on certain areas of the foot, as well as alleviate some of your discomfort.

If You Suffer from Knee or Back Problems

If you have knee or lower back pain, this could have something to do with faulty biomechanics in the feet. When there are biomechanical issues within the feet this problem also impacts how your knees, hips and even your lower back function. If you are someone who deals with knee or back pain regularly then it might be time to talk to our River North and Schaumburg foot doctors about how orthotics could help you.

If You Have Diabetes

We all know that people with diabetes often deal with foot problems. If you also suffer from neuropathy then the nerve damage can cause a loss of sensation in your feet. Not only does this put a lot of strain on your feet (and other areas of the body) but often times you won’t even be able to tell that your feet are overstressed and overworked. Luckily, custom orthotics can help reduce the amount of strain your feet endure every day.

If You’re an Athlete

We probably don’t have to tell you how physical activity can really test the strength and function of your feet. Whether you play team sports like football or you just enjoy solo activities like long-distance running it’s important that you give your feet the cushioning, stability and support they need to work hard without incurring problems. Custom orthotics can easily be placed within your sneakers to provide maximum support.

Do you have questions about getting orthotics? Do you want to learn more about the other foot services we offer in the River North and Schaumburg, IL area? Then turn to the specialists at the Center for Podiatric Medicine to learn more.

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