Our Hudson/Bayonet Point & Spring Hill, FL Podiatrists Can Help You With Your Biomechanical Analysis
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS - SHOE INSERTS
DIGITAL ORTHOTIC SCANNING FUNCTIONAL CUSTOM MOLDED ORTHOTIC (ARCH SUPPORT) FABRICATION
Many of the foot problems that we treat are due to faulty biomechanics. In other words, when the bones in your foot are not aligned properly it causes you to over compensate when walking or running. New technologies allow podiatrists to make precise adjustments to an orthotic that will literally change the way a person’s foot is affected when they walk, run, or stand. Several needs can be addressed through these inserts including: shock absorption, reduction in pressure, and better balance. All of these changes are focused on improved comfort for the patient. This can lead to painful foot conditions which include:
TIRED, ACHING FEET
The most effective and simplest way to correct these painful foot conditions is with a custom orthotic. Just as prescription eyeglasses correct your vision, custom orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes, that are custom molded to correct your faulty biomechanics. This reduces abnormal motion while you walk or run, and equally disperses pressure on the bottom of your feet.
ARE SHOE INSERTS AT THE STORE, ARE THEY THE SAME AS CUSTOM ORTHOTICS?
No. Over-the-counter shoe inserts are generalized and not designed for your unique needs. You may see orthotics advertised for specific groups of people such as athletes, but beware. Wearing inserts that are hard, too rigid, or not right for your feet can actually cause pain and injury.
You should always see your podiatrist for an exam and advice about the right orthotic for you! Our Foot Doctors will let you know if a pre-made orthotic will meet your needs, or if your feet and ankles will be healthier with a prescription orthotic. Don’t guess. Advice from your foot care professional will save you time, money, and discomfort.
People with diabetes should always consult their Podiatrist prior to wearing any type of shoe insert. An improper fit can cause blisters and irritation that can lead to severe infection if unnoticed. Don’t take that risk!
Many of our patients not only receive relief from their foot pain, but also gain relief from their knee, hip and back pain. Book an appointment with Pasco-Hernando Foot & Ankle for a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for custom orthotics.
FOOT & ANKLE INJURIES | SPORTS MEDICINE PODIATRY
Many of our patients present with foot or ankle injuries. These injuries could be the result of simply tripping on the stairs, stepping on a foreign object while barefoot or from playing their favorite sports activity.
Pasco-Hernando Foot & Ankle offers a variety of services for sport-related injuries, such as: