Would Orthotics Help Me?
By Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic
May 16, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics  

Could custom shoe inserts be the answer you’ve been looking for to improve on your foot health.orthotics

Shoe inserts. You’ve probably seen them in your local drugstore. You may be wondering what they do and who could benefit. Of course, these over-the-counter orthotics offer a cheaper price tag but they can often make some pre-existing foot conditions worse. Here are some situations that our Wilmette and North Shore, IL, podiatrist, Dr. Gary Rogers, might be able to improve and help you better manage through custom orthotics:

Diabetes

If you have diabetes you may also suffer from some nerve damage or loss of sensation in your feet. This makes it difficult to determine extreme temperature or pain. As a result, this can put added stress on other areas of the body. By wearing custom orthotics, you could reduce strain and stress placed on the feet and, thereby take the load off other overworked parts of the body.

Arthritis

Are achy, burning joints making it almost impossible to move around? Do you find that your everyday tasks are affected by this painful chronic condition? If you find mobility to be more and more challenging, then it’s time to talk to our Wilmette and North Shore foot doctor about whether custom orthotics could provide the support your sore, throbbing joints need to experience relief.

Athletes

While this isn’t exactly a health condition, this lifestyle can certainly put a lot of wear and tear on the body. Whether you play football or you’re a runner, your feet take a lot of impact during these activities. Wearing prescription orthotics could provide stability and support while also improving the alignment of muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet.

Foot Pain

Whether you are dealing with plantar fasciitis or bunions, there are many conditions that can lead to foot pain. If you find that regular foot pain is preventing you from going about your daily activities then you may want to consider wearing orthotics.

Knee Pain

If there is a misalignment in your feet this can often lead to pain and other issues for the knees or lower back. It’s important to take unnecessary strain and pressure off certain areas to reduce the impact that your knees are taking on. One way to do this is with orthotics, which can redistribute the weight more evenly when you move.

Are you dealing with any of the foot problems above? Wondering if orthotics are right for you? Don’t you owe it to yourself to improve on your foot care? We think so, too! Call Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic in Wilmette and North Shore, IL, today to learn more.

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