The feet are a highly complex structure consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. The feet help a person to stand and walk while maintaining body weight balance. Any changes in the structure of the feet can result in significant problems to the other joints and the person’s overall health.
Foot orthotics are shoe inserts designed with the proper curvature to promote the correct alignment of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the feet. Custom orthotics are specifically designed based on an individual’s foot shape. Each individual has a unique foot shape that requires a particularly crafted orthotic to fit their needs and allow them to maintain balance while reducing discomfort.
Custom orthotics are made with the help of a 3D laser device to evaluate the feet. This allows the medical practitioner to detect parts of the feet that produce too much stress or too little pressure.
If a person constantly struggles with a foot, back, or hip pain, orthotics can help relieve these discomforts. Orthotics are also widely used by athletes or runners to provide relief and prevent injuries. Although there are over-the-counter orthotics available, they do not offer the same benefits as custom-made ones.
Contrary to what most people believe, there are a total of three foot arches. Each of the three arches requires proper support to maintain the body’s alignment, balance, and posture. Each individual has a unique foot size, shape, and arch that is different from anyone else’s, including the other pair of the foot. Custom orthotics are specifically designed to match the requirement of each foot. It not only determines the shape of the person’s foot but also assesses how the weight is distributed to the whole foot. And because it is custom-made depending on the person’s needs, it provides the optimum relief that no over-the-counter orthotics can provide.
The feet hold the body’s weight and provide stability when standing, walking, or running. When the feet are not correctly aligned, it causes a domino effect on the knees, back, and neck. And despite many over-the-counter foot orthotics available, they do not provide the desired relief and can sometimes worsen the problem.
During assessment for customer orthotics, each foot is learned separately. The 3D scan of the feet helps highlight every difference in your foot, such as being smaller, wider, or flatter than the other. These details are essential in creating a custom orthotic fit perfectly for each foot and help provide the ideal comfort and even fix the issue of body alignment and posture.
Custom orthotics save you money in the long run and pay your body back exponentially. Although cheaper, non-custom orthotics are mostly made of unreliable and lower-quality materials that do not fix the real issue, which results in spending more on finding relief. Because custom orthotics provide greater relief and even fix the problem, you will tend to save more on other expenses related to health. Over time, addressing the foundation of your body can reduce the need to treat associated discomfort, reducing or eliminating the cost of treatment.
Our team at Belden Village Chiropractic and Wellness Center understands the need for custom orthotics for patients suffering from foot problems. Our 3D laser technology aids in evaluating the foot curvature while understanding the different arches of the feet that need specific attention.
Are you experiencing discomfort in your feet after long periods of standing or walking? Visit our clinic or schedule an appointment with us to have yourself checked.