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The 4 Biggest Benefits Of Using Orthotic Shoe Insoles

Are you currently suffering from foot, ankle, or knee pain?

You may have been suggested orthotics, but feel unsure of what they are, what the benefit is, and how they can help you.

Especially if your pain isn’t in your foot or ankle – how can shoe insoles help my knee, hip and lower back pain?

But actually, our body is much more connected than we think.

Lower body pain is often related to problems further down the chain, meaning your feet!

This blog contains useful information regarding orthotic shoe insoles and how they can benefit you.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics, in basic terms, is the science of designing and creating devices to support or improve joint function.

They come in many forms such as foot orthotics (insoles), spinal supports, and knee braces. Orthotics can be used to treat a range of conditions from sporting injuries and arthritis to mobility issues.

Foot orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts, that are designed to provide targeted support while you’re on the move, whether you’re running, playing sports, or simply walking around the gym.

Are Custom Orthotics Worth It?

Custom orthotics (the type we provide) can be a great addition to your foot care routine if you suffer from chronic or recurring foot pain.

They are designed to provide extra cushioning and support specifically for parts of your feet to relieve stress and alleviate discomfort.

Custom orthotics are usually more expensive than over-the-counter varieties, but they offer a number of advantages that make them worth the extra cost.

Because our orthotics are made specifically for your feet, no two insoles are the same.

They are made to measure and will feel more comfortable and provide more targeted support in the areas you need most because of this.

So if you’ve tried orthotic shoe insoles from the supermarket or pharmacy in the past which didn’t work, you might be shocked at the difference our orthotics can make to your pain. 

Still not convinced?

Here are some additional benefits of custom orthotic shoe insoles…

Benefit 1 – Safe, Natural, And Easy-To-Use Pain Relief

Many people who visit our clinic have heard about our ability to help them avoid nasty pills, and dangerous injections and surgery.

Regularly taking medication can leave you suffering from side effects, have an impact on your long-term health, and we’ve all heard stories in the news and on social media about people becoming addicted to pills.

And more drastic ways to relieve pain, in the form of injections and surgery, are terrifying prospects.

The worst part – injections and surgery aren’t guaranteed fixes, and many people who have these procedures can end up with complications, and infections.

Or the pain can return after a year or two!

Our clinic is extremely busy because we help people avoid these things, and custom orthotics are just one of the ways that we can do that.

Benefit 2 – Improved Posture

Your feet are the foundation of your entire body, and poor foot health can have a ripple effect on your overall posture and alignment. Wearing custom orthotics can make a significant difference in maintaining good posture.

Custom orthotics are specifically designed to support the unique contours and arches of your feet – why our orthotics work much better than any off-the-shelf versions you may be considering or have tried before.

By correcting any misalignments in your feet, these comfortable shoe inserts help to promote a proper gait and more even weight distribution.

And improved posture means fewer aches and pains in your everyday life!

Benefit 3 – Reduced Fatigue

The cushioning effect of custom orthotics plays a significant role in reducing strain on your feet, ankles, and legs.

Ultimately allowing you to stay active for longer periods without experiencing discomfort or exhaustion.

So if you’re busy, and you’re on your feet all day, you won’t suffer anywhere near as much as you do now.

Orthotic shoe insoles evenly distribute pressure across your entire foot and in turn, reduce the impact of each step.

These one-of-a-kind shoe inserts help to minimize the stress placed on your lower body during physical activities, and when you play sports or exercise.

As a result, your muscles experience less strain and require less energy, leading to reduced fatigue.

Benefit 4 – Injury Prevention

Another reason orthotics are in such high demand at our clinic is that custom orthotics play a crucial role in reducing the risk of common sports and gym injuries.

Your tailor-made insoles are designed to properly distribute force across your feet, ensuring that no single area bears excessive pressure or strain during physical activities.

So if you are playing tennis or football and changing direction sharply, you’re less likely to injure yourself.

Moreover, custom orthotics can also aid in injury recovery by providing targeted support and cushioning.

This allows you to get back to your favourite activities such as running, hiking, or playing with your children faster than you would have been able to otherwise.

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