What are orthotics?
- Orthotics Podiatry are a tool Podiatrists use to insert into your shoes to correct foot alignment and poor biomechanics that cause pain, discomfort and to ultimately have the foot functioning as well as possible.
- They come in a wide array of materials, styles and designs all based around your needs and specific foot shape. At West Ryde Podiatry Clinic our team will aid you in selecting the appropriate orthotics for your foot and what they will be used for.
- Orthotics are broadly classified into custom orthotics and over the counter orthotics. Custom orthotics are customised to your foot shape and your podiatrists specifications, whereas over the counter orthotics are fitted to shoes out of a box and made to specifications of the manufacturer.
What are orthotics used for?
- The main reason people seek orthotics is to treat a wide array of lower limb issues and ultimately to correct biomechanical issues and reduce pain. Some common conditions people seek orthotics for are:
– Plantar fasciitis
– Heel pain
– Flat feet
– Painful arthritis
– Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
– Corns and callouses
– High arched feet
– Achilles tendinitis
– Sever’s disease
– Morton’s neuroma
– Painful bunions
- The aim of all orthotic podiatry therapy is to minimise or possibly stop foot and lower limb pain through correcting the function of the foot, as well as treating current issues or conditions.
- Orthotics are prescribed for people from all walks of life. Children, elite athletes, the elderly and everyone in between can all possibly benefit from the use of orthotics.
Do you need orthotics?
- If you have any lower limb issues like aches, pains, sore muscles or sore feet you may benefit from orthotics. The best way to check is to speak to our team and ask for their advice, as well as possible treatment options and outcomes.