Your feet are the foundation for the rest of your body. If you have high arches, low arches, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, or other foot problems, the rest of your body could suffer for it. In fact, it’s common for knee pain, hip pain, leg pain, or lower back pain to originate in the feet.
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS are an option for providing the relief you need. Custom orthotics have many benefits over off-the-shelf insoles. Your feet are one of the most complex parts of your body with 26 bones and over 100 muscles each. They bear the weight of your entire body! The superior support you get from custom orthotics is extremely important.
The full-contact, Sole Support orthotics we craft here at LuxePodiatry, support all three anatomical arches of the feet to give you a solid foundation.
In addition to being supportive, custom orthotics are much more comfortable than over-the-counter insoles. This is largely because custom orthotics are made to accommodate your unique foot structure. You’ll want to wear them all the time because they allow you to stand and walk comfortably, so you can get more done throughout the day.
Shoe inserts sold at retail stores add additional cushioning and support to ordinary shoes, but they’re not made to address your specific foot issues. On the other hand, clinical studies show that prescription orthotics decrease foot pain and improve function.
For example, in one study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, researchers tested whether custom orthotics improved knee pain. All 21 study participants experienced a significant decrease in pain, at both their two-week and four-week checkups. For these patients, orthotics proved to be an effective, conservative treatment that made knee surgery unnecessary.