Think of your favorite pair of shoes. How do they fit? How comfortable are they? How long can you wear them before your feet, ankles or knees ache? Unfortunately, our favorite pairs of shoes don’t always have the best structure or function for our unique needs. Your best loafers or favorite sandals might be a fashion hit but not the most comfortable or suited to you. That’s where orthotics come in!
Orthotics are customized medical devices or inserts. These devices shape the structural and functional aspects of your feet and, by extension, your ankles, knees and back. At Dr. Fedorchak’s, we offer two types of orthotics: custom-built orthotic inserts and custom-made orthopedic sandals. Utilizing the most advanced technology and materials, we design and create orthotics that make your favorite shoes even better. So, what are the benefits of custom orthotics?
Customized Solutions for Your Unique Needs
Your feet are your foundation. Even if you don’t realize it, conditions and pain at your feet can radiate outward and cause pain throughout your body. For example, if your feet are out of alignment – with each other or within themselves – you can experience back pain and even pinched nerves! Custom orthopedic inserts can correct specific foot abnormalities, decreasing associated pain. They help reduce ankle and knee pain, back pain, bursitis, bunions, flat feet, etc.
Pain from foot and ankle conditions can significantly impact your mobility. If you experience pain when standing or walking, your gait changes. Over time, your pace and even your ability to move freely can decline. Fortunately, custom orthotics can help increase your mobility again. When you feel less pain and your feet are aligned via custom orthotics, you can walk, exercise and endure better.
If you’ve lived with knee, back, foot or ankle pain because of foot conditions, you may not realize how greatly your independence is affected. Many people experiencing foot pain due to diabetic neuropathy, plantar fascitis, bursitis and other conditions rely on walkers, canes and other mobility devices to navigate the world. These tools are crucial and incredibly useful, but custom orthotics can help increase independence and decrease reliance on specific mobility devices.
Experience life again
Pain can keep you down and inhibit you from living life to the fullest. People experiencing chronic foot pain might stop attending family outings, going to the gym, enjoying trips on the town and more. Fortunately, custom orthotics can decrease pain, increase mobility and give you your independence again – which means you can experience and enjoy your life again!
Gain total health
It’s well-known that certain conditions significantly affect your feet, like diabetes and heart disease. Conditions that decrease circulation often affect the outermost extremities first. Unfortunately, when conditions like diabetes cause foot pain, it becomes difficult to do the things that can improve foot pain, like exercising and staying active. That’s where orthotics come in! Once fitted to a custom pair, you can start exercising again, improving other aspects of your condition.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Don’t miss out on these and other benefits of custom orthotics. Contact the professionals at Dr. Fedorchak’s to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified podiatric physician and surgeon will analyze your needs and take precise measurements of your feet to design custom, built-for-you orthotics.