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5 Smart Reasons to Consider Custom Orthotics

5 Smart Reasons to Consider Custom Orthotics

You rely on your feet for so much of your life: social activities, physical activities, work, and life in general. Your feet take a lot of pressure. So, don’t you owe it to your feet to give them the best possible support?

Especially if you suffer from foot pain or podiatry issues, the right foot support makes a big difference. Expert podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Leonard Greenwald offers state-of-the-art custom orthotic devices and inserts from his practice in San Jose, California.

Could you benefit from using orthotics all or part of the time? Here are five key reasons orthotics could be the answer your feet and ankles need to stay strong, stable, and pain-free.

1. Relieve foot pain

Foot and ankle pain is a common complaint. But you don’t have to learn to live with your discomfort. Orthotics offer an effective, easy solution for your foot and ankle aches and pains. Custom orthotics can even help with transferred pain in other parts of your body caused by foot and ankle issues. 

Types of orthotics you may benefit from include shoe inserts, footpads, arch supports, and ankle braces. You may need a combination of orthotic elements for the best results.

2. Avoid invasive treatment

Orthotics provide a non-invasive way to treat a variety of foot conditions. Podiatry issues like flat feet, bunions, high arches, and hammertoes can all improve with the use of the right orthotics. Otherwise, you might be looking at more invasive treatment options, such as surgery, to correct these types of defects.

3. Realign your stance and gait

Biomechanical issues with your stance or gait can result in lasting problems, such as hip or knee pain or dysfunction, or even spinal damage and nerve pain. When you support your feet with custom orthotics, you stand and walk with correct posture, keeping your skeleton and body properly aligned at rest and in motion.

4. Support your unique foot shape

You can purchase general-use orthotics online or at the drugstore. However, custom orthotics from a professional podiatrist like Dr. Greenwald offer several benefits that you’re smart to consider. The cheapest option might not give you the best bang for your buck in this case.

Custom, made-to-measure orthotics are specially designed for you by a knowledgeable podiatry professional who takes factors like your unique foot shape, structure, and weight distribution into account. The benefits of orthotics increase substantially when your inserts give you exactly the right support where you need it most.

5. Keep your feet comfortable and fashionable

Good foot and ankle support doesn’t have to mean ugly or awkwardly heavy shoes. Talk to Dr. Greenwald about your personal and professional footwear preferences and find out how you can use your orthotics while still staying fashionable from head to toe.

If these reasons to try custom orthotics interest you, make the smart move and get in touch with Dr. Greenwald today to learn about how you could personally benefit. Schedule your appointment over the phone or use our online scheduling tool to book your visit.

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