Do you need orthotics? Orthotic devices are custom made inserts or footbeds that are inserted into shoes. Many people rely on orthotics to keep their feet in their most efficient alignment, prevent injuries, relieve pain and increase efficiency. Dr. Arthur Kaplan of NY Sports Podiatry in Port Washington, NY, offers custom orthotics to his patients. Here are five signs you may need orthotics.
1. You have diabetes.
When you have diabetes, you need to take care of your feet every day. Diabetes is a condition in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired. High blood sugar from diabetes can lead to serious foot problems. Diabetics use orthotics to prevent certain foot conditions from developing.
2. You have arthritis.
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Arthritis often begins slowly with minor symptoms that come and go. The symptoms of arthritis may include pain, swelling, and stiffness in and around the joints. When you have arthritis, movement becomes painful and very difficult. Foot orthotics can be employed to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.
3. You have foot pain.
Custom-made orthotic devices may help stamp out foot pain. Orthotics can help reduce pain for people who suffer from ailments such as arthritis, diabetes, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and walking imbalances resulting from high arches or flat feet. Orthotic devices are designed to correct structural issues and relieve foot pain.
4. You have back pain.
The use of custom-made orthotics can benefit many patients experiencing lower back pain as a result of being on their feet. Low back pain is a common, painful condition affecting the lower portion of the spine. Custom-made orthotic devices absorb jarring shock at its source and provide all-day relief.
5. You have a bunion.
Bunions are painful, bony bumps that form on the joint connecting the big toe. Custom-made orthotic devices are placed inside your shoes to help realign the bones of your feet. This will relieve the pressure on your bunion and alleviate your pain. Orthotic devices will not cure your bunions, but they help to reduce the pain and progression of the deformity.
Join the millions who have found relief from foot and lower back pain with custom orthotics. Call NY Sports Podiatry at 516-883-8313 today to schedule a consultation in Port Washington, NY. Custom-made orthotics will do you and your feet a world of good!
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