How Can Custom Orthotics Improve Your Foot Pain?

Orthotics can be a very important part of an overall treatment plan to treat different foot-related symptoms, usually having to do with foot pain in the feet that cannot be treated with over-the-counter or prescribed medications.  

Some of the objectives that your foot specialist may have for orthotic therapy include: treating heel pain, swelling and/or inflammation of the foot. Podiatrists have studied and/or are trained in the field of biomechanics and body mechanics and their goal is to make the patient as pain free as possible. Many times, there is a great deal of muscle involvement, which inhibits the normal function of the leg musculature, which in turn produces symptoms such as tingling, numbness, stiffness, or a general sensation of weakness in the leg/s. In addition, orthotics provides increased stability to the bones of the foot by reducing both downward and outward pressure on the bones and in turn foot pain. 

One of the greatest benefits of using custom orthotics for foot orthopedic problems is the reduction or elimination of chronic pain associated with injuries to the lower limb. One such example of an injury related foot problem is Achilles tendinitis. The symptoms of Achilles tendinitis include severe pain and swelling, which often respond to orthotics with added stability and relief. Custom orthotics for Achilles tendinitis not only relieve pain but also help to protect and promote healing. 

Podiatrists make their living and careers providing diagnosis, treatment and prevention plan for patients with a wide range of foot-related issues. There are numerous podiatrists practicing in all areas of New South Wales. 

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