This is a great question and one that our team is very qualified to answer. Not all orthotics are created equal, and not everyone with pain needs an orthotic. You need a thorough examination of your feet, legs, and back to answer this question correctly.
Custom Orthotics may help relieve pain in the:
Poorly functioning feet can cause pain in the feet, knees, hips, and low back. Often times people are advised to get custom orthotics to help relieve this pain.
In our experience, those who have the most success in getting rid of their pain, are those who are properly assessed to determine the true need for orthotics.
Since there can be a number of different causes for pain in these areas, a proper assessment of the entire lower extremities and low back is necessary to find the best solution.
from most orthotic providers.
Rather than casting the foot in a neutral position and then adding wedges or pads to change how the rear or fore foot hits the ground, we cast the foot in it's most supported position and then build the orthotic with flexible materials that help absorb the forces as you walk or run.
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