Custom orthotics have been around for quite some time now. Many people are unaware of the benefits of custom orthotics other than pain relief. Custom orthotics are tailored to an individual’s requirements to correct any foot imperfections inflicted by medical conditions, shoe styles, and even some healthy sports. Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., shares his take on the various benefits of custom orthotics.
WHY ARE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS BETTER THAN DRUG-STORE INSOLES?
Healthcare providers such as podiatrists design custom orthotics according to the contours of your feet. They target the problem zone and add support for the arch, relieve heel pain, and work as a brace for a toe joint deformity.
Custom orthotics are precisely made for your foot size and its anomalies because every foot is unique. Unlike the generic inserts available at drug stores that follow a one-size-fits-all approach, a custom-made orthotic must be made according to your foot measurements, or else it may cause more harm than good.
TOP HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
Custom orthotics are widely recommended to improve various foot anomalies, such as high or fallen arches.
Custom orthotics redistribute the excess pressure put on one or more of the foot zones. They also provide support and cushioning to the feet; this is beneficial for a person who stands in one place for prolonged periods or has arthritis.
The alignment of ankles, knees, and the back depends on the alignment of the feet. Foot pain can limit locomotive movement and cause a change in a person’s stride to compensate for the foot pain.
For athletes, both seasoned or amateur, custom orthotics provide support to limit pain, ensuring enhanced performance and boosting overall health.
Custom orthotics can improve the quality of life and general well-being. For more information on the subject, please don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., in Yonkers, NY, to schedule a consultation. You can visit our office at 984 N. Broadway, Suite LL03, Yonkers, NY 10701, or call us at (914) 423-0600.