What Are Orthotics and How Can They Help with Plantar Fasciitis?

Over-the-counter shoe inserts, arch supports and heel cups are inexpensive and readily available in drug stores, sports medicine shops and online retailers. They are molded pieces of rubber, leather, metal or plastic that slip into shoes to provide added cushion and support for your feet.

North Brisbane orthotics are specialized shoe inserts that are made to fit your feet individually. They are typically prescribed by a podiatrist for plantar fasciitis treatment Samford or ankle problems such as abnormal motion and severe forms of heel pain.

The orthotic can deflect the pressure from high loading areas on your foot like calluses or corns and move it to other locations where you might not normally have pressure. This can be a hugely important component of your treatment plan and should not be overlooked.

Using a combination of different treatments can be an effective way to relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. The most common combinations include wearing shoes with better support, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and doing physical therapy exercises.

In addition, the orthotic can help take some of the weight off your feet during activity and reduce stress on joints. This can be particularly useful for people who spend long periods of time on their feet at work, school or sports.

Ideally, the orthotic should be made from materials that are lightweight and will not weigh you down or make you feel stiff. Modern 3D laser scanning and 3D printing methods allow for orthotics that are light and fast, and can be adapted to fit your feet and movements.

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