Common complains among young and older athletes is general foot and leg pain. This pain can be caused by many hours of training but it can also be a result of bad biomechanics of the foot, specifically how it is designed to support an athlete’s force and weight during sports.Orthotics can help you with your feet and the lower body joints,and they can play an important role in preventing future injuries as well as in recovering from current injuries. Orthotics help utilize proper mechanics and help in distributing weight and force.
Footwear is essential for injury prevention but custom made orthotics can reduce your risk of injuries even further.Orthotics are designed to comfort your feet, keep them healthy, and reinstate the natural techniques and functions of your feet. Orthotics help properly distribute your weight evenly on your feet so that pressure is not built up in certain areas.
Orthotics can help to improve your posture, which is directly related to your balance. Poor posture and balance can lead to serious injuries.Improper weight distribution upon your feet can severely alter the structure of your bones in both your feet, ankles, and your lower legs.
Orthotics can also help with shock absorption and also in reducing your risk for developing bunions, ulcers,corns, achiles tendonitis, ankle sprains, foot, ankle and heel painand more. Orthotics can inspire your greatest performance giving your muscles, tendons, and bones optimal functionality.
Your best option is to purchase custom made orthotics, which are fitted specifically to the exact shape of each of your feet in order to offer you the greatest protection.Prescription orthotics are designed just for you. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move.
Orthotics typically cost more than shoe inserts purchased in a retail store, but the additional cost is usually well worth it. Unlike shoe inserts, orthotics are molded to fit each individual foot, so you can be sure that your orthotics fit and do what they’re supposed to do.
Prescription orthotics are made in a specialized laboratory and last many years when cared for properly.If you would like to be fitted for custom molded orthotics,please call the Affordable Foot & Leg Clinic office at 954-458-1248 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Craig Stam.