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What to Look for When Considering Orthotics

Foot pain can be debilitating, and orthotic inserts are one way to provide relief. Orthotics are shoe inserts that help support your feet, reducing the risk of stress on your joints and muscles or helping with existing foot issues. If you’re considering orthotics, here are a few signs that could benefit you.


1. Painful Feet 

If you’re experiencing chronic foot pain, it may be time to consider orthotics. Over-the-counter insoles can alleviate some of the strain on your feet, but custom orthotic inserts are designed specifically for your feet. As a result, they can provide more support than generic products. In addition, custom orthotics can reduce stress on feet by supporting arches and distributing weight evenly across the bottom of your foot.  

2. Flat Feet 

Having flat feet is often hereditary and usually not severe. Still, if you experience excessive pain or discomfort in the arch area of your foot, consider custom orthotics. Orthotic inserts provide extra support when standing or walking, so the pressure is not concentrated in one area of your foot. This helps reduce pain in the arch area as well as prevent future injuries from occurring. 

3. Foot Swelling  

Swelling in the feet can occur due to many factors, such as poor circulation, prolonged periods of standing or sitting, pregnancy or a reaction to certain medications. Orthotic inserts reduce swelling by providing extra cushioning, which supports weight distribution and increases comfort while standing or walking. It also provides additional shock absorption when participating in physical activities like running or playing sports. 


When considering whether orthotics are right for you, consult a chiropractor before making any decisions. Our chiropractor will be able to assess your specific needs and determine what type of insert will work best for you based on lifestyle factors such as weight, activity level, age, and medical condition(s). By considering these steps ahead of time, you can ensure that you have chosen the best option available for relieving foot pain and maintaining good overall health! Book with us today

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