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Orthotics Can Help With Arch Support

Proper arch support is essential for maintaining foot health and preventing discomfort. While over-the-counter arch supports are available at many sports and shoe stores, custom orthotics prescribed by a podiatrist can offer personalized relief for those suffering from arch pain. These medical devices are designed and created specifically for your foot. Customized orthotics for arch support help to rebuild the foot’s natural strength by providing targeted support, thereby preventing further injury and aiding in the repair of existing damage. The rigidity of these supports ensures that the arches remain elevated while allowing some flexibility for natural movement. In severe cases, continuous support methods like taping can be beneficial, providing consistent arch stability even when barefoot. Consulting with a podiatrist is vital for ensuring the proper fit and function of your orthotic device, as improperly fitted supports can cause additional harm. If you are experiencing arch pain, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and treatment.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact Donald Manger, DPM from Associated Podiatric Physicians, PA. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Hamilton Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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