Foot pain can make it hard to focus on other parts of your life. And everyday functions, like standing or walking, can suddenly feel like torture. One in every four adults suffers from foot problems—and the number is higher for those with conditions like arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
Whatever the cause of your foot problem, there’s a good chance that custom-made inserts (sometimes called orthotics), which are designed to provide relief and address issues with body structure and alignment, can provide much-needed comfort.
Custom inserts have proven useful for many people suffering from common foot issues, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, diabetic neuropathy, bunions, calluses, hammer toes, ingrown toenails and both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, to name a few.
The inserts realign body dynamics, redistribute weight and lessen pressure by providing cushioning to reduce the stress load on the lower body. Worn properly, inserts can also reduce pain by correcting the way a person stands and walks, which can reduce pain and discomfort.
It’s important to have the inserts customized to your individual feet for maximum results. Each person’s feet are unique, and often one foot differs from the other. Our feet and lower limbs work hard to keep us upright and moving throughout our lives. It only makes sense to give them the support they need to help keep us healthy, strong and pain-free.