Don’t let foot problems affect your quality of life.
When you’re dealing with foot or ankle pain it can be rather challenging to focus on anything else. Your simple day-to-day activities are now affected by the pain and discomfort you are experiencing. While choosing the right shoes for your lifestyle can certainly prevent problems from happening it might also be time to talk to your Wilmette and North Shore, IL podiatrist, Dr. Gary Rogers, about getting orthotics.
What causes foot pain?
There are so many issues that can result in painful, sore feet. In fact, about one in four people are reported to have feet problems. Those with some form of arthritis will most certainly deal with foot or ankle pain, as well as knee, leg or hip pain.
Structural abnormalities in the feet such as bunions and hammertoes can also cause chronic pain that can actually spread as far as the lower back.
How can orthotics help my feet?
The great thing about these prescribed shoe inserts is that they can relieve pressure from certain areas of the feet that may be getting more impact than other areas. If you have congenital structural differences in your feet orthotics can also help to redistribute weight.
Orthotics can also provide shock absorption, cushioning, stability and support to fix issues such as gait and structural problems. Those with arthritis often experience a reduction in foot pain, but besides arthritis there are many conditions that could benefit from getting custom orthotics in Wilmette and North Shore:
- High arches
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Congenital structural abnormalities
While commercial shoe inserts can be purchased from your local drugstore they don’t provide the same tailored unique treatment and support that custom orthotics will. Since your Wilmette and North Shore, IL foot doctor gets to know your feet personally and what problems are occurring, we are better able to make orthotics that fit your lifestyle and needs.
Let us determine whether orthotics is right for you. Call Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic today to schedule your next visit.