Wondering whether your feet could benefit from wearing custom shoe inserts?
Are you dealing with sore, achy feet? Are you finding that your feet are suddenly protesting every time you go out for your morning jog? Has one of our Kensington, MD, podiatrists Dr. Michael Frank, Dr. Marc Goldberg, or Dr. Adam Lowy, recently told you that you have the beginning stages of a bunion or hammertoe? If so, then you may be wondering what options are out there to promote better foot health and provide your feet with the support they need. This is where custom orthotics come in.
What are custom orthotics?
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to provide your feet with additional cushioning, general support, and shock absorption. No matter whether you are on your feet all day for work or you regularly participate in sports, you could likely benefit from getting prescription orthotics from our Kensington office! Wearing orthotics throughout the day can help redistribute force and energy evenly throughout the foot when moving about.
Who can benefit from orthotics?
There are many people who can benefit from orthotics, whether they are looking to manage a chronic foot problem like bunions or they are trying to prevent issues from occurring in the first place. You may want to consider getting custom orthotics from your Kensington, MD, foot doctor if you are dealing with any of these issues,
Injuries or Pain
If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, or iliotibial band syndrome, then your podiatrist may recommend orthotics to ease the pain, whether you are dealing with pain in the heels, arches, ankles, knees, or even hips. Many people don’t realize that their knee, hip, or back pain could actually be caused by foot and ankle problems that aren’t being addressed. To reduce your risk for injury and to reduce pain, many people turn to custom orthotics.
Some feet are prone to pain and other issues due to its overall structure. Feet that have high arches, a tendency for pronation, or are flat, all take on more stress and can lead to injuries. Luckily, custom orthotics can cushion and support the arches of your feet to prevent stress injuries and other problems.
Certain Foot Conditions
There are certain conditions that can affect your feet such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic feet, bunions, and hammertoes. While these problems aren’t curable they can be managed with the help of proper footwear and prescription orthotics.
Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland is proud to offer comprehensive podiatry services to the Olney, Camp Springs, Clinton, Kensington, and Silver Spring, MD, areas. If you are interested in finding out more about orthotics and how they can improve how your feet function, then call us today: (301) 924-5044 for Olney, (301) 868-7670 for Camp Springs/Clinton, (301) 439-0300 for Silver Spring, or (301) 942-8110 for Kensington.