What are Custom made Orthotics?
Are you suffering with agonising knee, neck and shoulder or back pain which keeps coming back without any apparent cause?
The problem, surprisingly, might be caused by your feet!
Fortunately, there is a natural, drug-free pain relief solution which could be perfect for you – Orthotic shoe inserts.
You might have seen shoe inserts online, in your local supermarket, or at a shoe retailer, but not all shoe inserts are created equally!! “Off the shelf” orthotic shoe inserts are generic, and not customised to your specific foot structure and therefore they are very unlikely to provide the correct support you need to fix your imbalances, and ease muscle pain. In fact, buying “off the shelf” may actually make the problem WORSE!
The alternative is to get custom made orthotic shoe inserts, which are what we provide at T4 Physio
These shoe inserts are 100% custom made, and built for your feet which ensures that your foot position and weight distribution is correct, and in turn, the muscles which are currently causing you pain (and are overworked, and tight) are in less demand.
What Are Orthotic Shoe Inserts?
Custom-made orthotics are designed to control alignment and the function of your foot, all in order to treat or prevent injury-causing force on bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Often, they are used to limit motions such as excessive pronation (rolling-in) and excessive supination (rolling-out). They also make activities such as running, walking – even standing – more efficient. What’s more, they can act in way that redistributes pressure on the bottom of the foot so as to relieve pain from excessive pressure or calluses. A true custom made orthotic should fit like a glove. That means, all of the inside, outside, and middle arches along with the heel should be supported. Remember, this is only possible when a laboratory receives an impression of your foot. Ideally, this would be created by using a 3D laser scanner for more accuracy, like the one we use at T4 Physio to create a perfect fit.
Who Needs Orthotic Shoe Inserts?
There are lots of people who have visited our clinic and benefitted from the orthotic shoe inserts we offer such as people with:
If you have arthritis in your feet, or recognise that you walk with your feet turned out, our custom made orthotic shoe inserts could be a powerful tool to help you ease the imbalances, which would ease muscle tightness and provide pain relief.
“Do I Need Shoe Inserts?”
One quick test which you can do at home is to squat down in front of a mirror with bare feet, and look at how your body responds. If you notice that one, or both of your feet roll in, then this is an indication that you have issues with your foot, which is likely to have a knock-on effect to your ankles, knees, hip and lower back further up the body.
It is also very likely that each foot will respond different, and require different support. That is why custom made orthotic shoe inserts are the best solution, as opposed to generic, off the shelf shoe inserts.
Ultimately, the best way that we can help you determine if your knee, back or neck and shoulder pain is caused by issues with your feet is to visit us in the clinic.
How To Get The Best Custom Orthotic Shoe Inserts In The North West
If you are frustrated with long term aches and pains which are stopping you from doing the things you love:
Then we are here to help!
If you want the best, custom made orthotic shoe inserts, then call us on 033017 59838 and speak to our team to arrange an assessment.
In this assessment, we will discuss your specific problems, and identify the best route to easing your pain in a quick, natural, and drug-free way. If we feel that your feet are a contributing factor, we may recommend orthotics.
The next step would be for us to scan each foot which enables the lab to create your custom made shoe inserts. The scanning process shouldn’t cause any discomfort, and uses the latest technology to ensure the best results.
If you want to see if custom made orthotic insoles could benefit you contact us on 033017 59838 or email email@example.com to find out more.
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