If you've been experiencing debilitating foot pain and are looking for a permanent solution, custom foot orthotics might just be the answer for you. Custom foot orthotics are now widely available and have a variety of benefits for your foot health. At ChiroCare in Fairlawn, OH, residents near Bath and Copley can get help from one of our chiropractor specialists to help alleviate and prevent foot pain.
What Are Custom Foot Orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are carefully molded inserts that fit easily into your everyday shoes. These foot orthotics are tailored to your specific foot arch and can help provide additional support, cushioning, and comfort. In addition, custom foot orthotics can help alleviate foot pain caused by a variety of ailments, including:
- Plantar fasciitis, which is a condition where the feet don't get enough support causing immense heel pain and pain upon standing
- Bursitis in the foot caused by overuse or injury
- Tendinitis, which is an inflammation in the tendons of the foot
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Foot, heel, and ankle pain
Do I Need Custom Foot Orthotics?
If you are experiencing foot pain with no relief and can't seem to find a shoe insert that helps, you might need to get prescription orthotics from a chiropractor. Custom orthotics are designed to fit only your foot and are only prescribed after a chiropractor thoroughly assesses your foot and surrounding muscles to determine if orthotics are the right treatment choice.
There are two types of orthotics, including accommodative orthotics that can provide additional support and soft cushioning, and functional orthotics. These functional custom foot orthotics help anything from shin splints to previous injuries leading to foot pain.
What if I Don't Get Help?
Not using foot inserts or foot orthotics can lead to severe foot and ankle pain down the line. This is especially true if you:
- Stand on your feet all day, such as nurses and security personnel
- Have excess weight that puts extra stress on your feet
- Have pre-existing conditions such as diabetes
- Have previous foot injuries
- Suffer from arthritis
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
In addition to prescribing foot orthotics, your chiropractor can also provide natural pain relief through deep tissue massages, chiropractor adjustments, and therapeutic exercises. Combined with custom orthotics, these treatments can make a world of difference and help you get relief fast.
Contact Our Fairlawn OH Chiropractor Today
At ChiroCare, Dr. Gilliam and her staff are available to help you live free from foot, ankle, and heel pain through custom foot orthotics and chiropractic care in Fairlawn, OH. Call us today to set up an appointment at (330) 281-1238.