Are Custom Foot Orthotics Really Helpful?

Are Custom Foot Orthotics Really Helpful?

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People who experience foot pain know the struggle of having to get through every day with searing pain shooting up from the soles of their feet. And since full recovery is a slow process, individuals need solutions to manage their pain for better mobility.

Inserting support in your footwear can reduce or manage the pain that occurs while you walk. This is why custom foot orthotics have been so successful. In a nutshell, they’re foot arches that support the base of your feet, alleviating some of the strain the tendons and ligaments have to bear.

People with flat feet often need foot orthotics to enable their soles to curve naturally and support their body weight.

Here are some key benefits of foot orthotics and how they can help relieve foot pain.

Customized for Foot Shape

Foot orthotics are very different from the insoles that are readily available at drugstores. While these are mass-produced, standard shoe inserts that do very little to support the arch of the foot, orthotics can be life-changing.

Our feet have 26 bones and over a hundred muscles, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Custom orthotics are made to fit each foot and offer individualized support to correct the foot’s arch. It’s a solid foundation that improves your alignment and movement from the ground up.

Pain Relief and Prevention

Foot ulcers are a major condition that can be prevented with the use of custom foot orthotics. Many people neglect foot pain as a natural consequence of walking. This is a false assumption—fatigue is different from foot injuries.

Custom orthotics are extremely effective when it comes to preventing injuries and enhancing foot functions, so you can step into every walk of life with confidence!

Corrects Foot Abnormalities

Pronation (collapsed arches) and supination (high arches) are foot abnormalities that affect about 6% of the population. That means that 6% of the population walks around every day with feet that hurt constantly! That’s a major statistic.

Custom orthotics can be shaped according to your foot shape to address the root cause of foot pain.  Both your feet don’t necessarily have identical structures, which is why you’ll need a customized design for each.

Better Health Overall

With feet that don’t hurt at night, you can have better quality sleep for longer hours and wake up feeling refreshed and recovered every day. This has a cascading effect on other aspects of your life, such as domestic and career growth.

If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, come to us in Calgary. We offer healthcare treatments like custom foot orthotics for foot pain relief.


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I have been suffering with Plantar Fasciitis in both of my feet for over a year now and the pain was just too unbearable to deal with. I did all the recommended stretching, icing and other treatments that just didn’t help. So, I said enough is enough as I deserve to feel better than this and made the appointment at Divergent Health Care.


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