Custom functional foot orthotics correct biomechanical dysfunction by maintaining proper foot and ankle position. They remove the abnormal stress and strains on the foot and ankle, alleviating pressure on sensitive areas of the foot.
Orthotics DO NOT cure your foot problem, any more than glasses cure your vision problems. Orthotics will not correct the position of a misplaced bone; they will not correct the way you walk. They compensate where the foot is at fault. You will always walk a certain way. An orthotic is device fabricated specifically for a patient’s foot’s shortcomings. So when a patient walks, the orthotics act to counter the foot’s natural (faulty) biomechanics to result in optimal biomechanics.
Pressure points, improper rotation of the foot, painful muscle strain – all are eliminated because your foot is functioning properly.
Remember, your feet are the foundation for your entire body. They do an awful lot of work each day. Even the slightest misalignment of the bones and muscles can cause a lot of discomfort. If you’ve ever had a blister on your foot, you’ve tried to avoid placing pressure on it by adjusting how you walk. If you do that all the time for a few years, you’d end up with a lot of back or hip pain. That’s how a small change in optimal biomechanics of the foot can lead to a variety of pains. Often, back and neck pain are the result of foot problems. Obtaining and consistently wearing prescription functional foot orthotics can be the best investment you can make in your overall well-being.