Orthotics to correct your foot problems
Do you come home from work with your feet burning with pain? This pain could be caused by a variety of different reasons, such as flat feet, but can be relieved with the help of custom orthotics. Flat foot is a very common foot disorder that causes people to not have arches on the sole of their feet. Without this arch the weight of the body is distributed in a different way that can put too much pressure in one area and can cause pain. Feeling foot pain after an intense gym session or a long day of work may seem normal but it could be a sign of bigger foot problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis or nerve damage. This is where the use of orthotics comes in. Orthotic shoe inserts are inserts that you place in your shoe that will help get rid of the pain in your feet and improve your body’s posture. There are three Orthotics used, rigid orthotics, soft orthotics and semi-rigid orthotics. The rigid orthotic inserts are made out of more firm material that helps control your foot function. Soft orthotic inserts are made of cushioning material to absorb to improve balance and relieve pressure on the soles of your feet. Semi-rigid orthotic inserts are more commonly used to improve foot balance and are made of both soft and rigid material.
While you can buy over-the-counter orthotics, they are not as efficient as custom made orthotics. The custom orthotic inserts are made specifically for your feet to best treat the pain that you are feeling. While custom orthotics cost a little more than other over-the-counter options, they are molded exactly to your feet to best relieve your feet pain. The orthotics may take some time getting used to but you will feel less pressure on your feet right away. Orthotics will help alleviate the pain that you feel in your feet as well as certain disorders, such as flat feet.
At St. Augustine Foot and Ankle Center we can diagnose you feet conditions and find the best way to treat it. Whether you suffer from a bunion or have flat feet and need orthotics make sure to get in touch with us so that we can get you back on your feet. You can reach us by phone at (904) 824-0869 or email at info@StAugustinefoot.com or on our website http://www.staugustinefoot.com/contact-us