According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, over 75% of the population will suffer from foot-related problems in their lifetime. This includes hip, knee and low back pain that is related to foot problems.
It is no wonder when you consider that your feet travel over four times the circumference of the globe over the course of your life. You may not realize it, but every one of these steps you take could adversely affect your feet. That is because most footwear does not fit us correctly. Even “comfortable” shoes could be contributing to the problem. Since shoes are mass-produced, their manufacture does not allow for the individualized support of the natural contours of your feet. Our feet often do not get enough support, and sometimes we end up compensating with our walking patterns to relieve discomfort. But in reality, this compensation for pain can actually make problems worse.
Custom-Made Orthotics Are Created Specifically To Deal With Your Pain.
Here at Jacksonville Physical Therapy, our custom-crafted orthotics provide the needed support and weight distribution to relieve this discomfort and incorrect “biomechanics”. It is an easy way to help you get relief quickly and painlessly. Another benefit of orthotics is that they are very thin, lightweight and can even fit discreetly into your shoes. They are similar to your insoles, except they are made just for you. Orthotics can be a simple and lasting solution to eliminate pain and prevent future problems from forming. They truly are one of the easiest, noninvasive solutions to prevent many future debilitating problems.
For more information on orthotics, contact us today.