TIPS FOR CHOOSING AND WEARING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
Feet need support. Feet without proper support are prone to serious physical problems. So for those who have experienced problems related to their feet, hips, knees, and even around their lower back, there are several solutions that can help.
One such solution is foot orthotics for extra support. Podiatrists and other medical professionals have long recommended wearing foot orthotics as a solution to foot and back problems.
For those interested in learning more about foot orthotics, here are several tips on choosing and wearing orthotics for foot support.
- For patients who already wear foot orthotics, don't try to fix what isn't broken. If your orthotic works for you and you don't have foot pain, ask your foot doctor for a design similar to what you are accustomed to.
- Foot orthotics must be broken in over a short period of time. Remember that fact when you first get them. You must wear your orthotics for a short time at first, gradually working up to regular wear. Try an hour or so a day and increase the time from there.
- Talk to your podiatrist about your choice of footwear before receiving foot orthotics. Working with your doctor on design and implementation for each type of shoe that you have will ensure that you have support in each pair that you own.
- Avoid vigorous and strenuous physical activity for a period of time after you receive your orthotics. Athletic shoes with orthotics also require a wearing in time so that your foot can adapt to the new and more beneficial posture.
- If you experience any type of pain or discomfort, like arching feet or blisters, during the wearing in time period, talk to your podiatrist about finding a solution.
Foot orthotics are a wonderful solution for people with feet, leg, and back pain. If you think you might benefit from orthotic inserts, talk to The Foot Health Team of Dr. Peter F. Gregory, D.P.M. today at 734-522-7676.