3 benefits custom orthotics can have for Grierson-Gopalan syndrome

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Have you ever felt that your feet were burning, despite being indoors or off your feet? Having a burning sensation in the soles of your feet is a hallmark symptom of Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, or burning feet syndrome. Sometimes, the burning pain can feel like it’s traveling up your ankles and lower legs. Other symptoms of Grierson-Gopalan syndrome can include feelings of:

  • Heaviness.
  • Numbness.
  • Dull aches.
  • Pins and needles.
  • Pain that worsens at night and improves during the day. 

If you are older, you may have a higher risk of developing Grierson-Gopalan syndrome. It can also be caused by a variety of injuries and conditions, including: 

  • Peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage. 
  • Nerve compression. 
  • Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). 
  • Poor diet. 
  • Footwear that is too tight or does not fit properly. 
  • Stress due to exercise or physical injury.

While Grierson-Gopalan syndrome can be incredibly painful, there are several treatment options that can help decrease your daily pain. Custom orthotics in particular can be an effective way to relieve burning feet related to Grierson-Gopalan syndrome. 

3 ways custom orthotics can help ease Grierson-Gopalan syndrome symptoms

Studies have shown that prescription footwear and custom orthotics prevent the occurrence of foot-related complications, especially ones related to diabetic foot symptoms like Grierson-Gopalan syndrome. Custom orthotics are unique in that they are especially molded to your feet and their needs. As a result, they can relieve your feet of pressure while you walk and help ease your discomfort. Other benefits of custom orthotics for Grierson-Gopalan syndrome can include: 

  • Targeted arch support — If you have low or very high arches, you may be stressing the muscles and nerves in your feet more than necessary. Walking without proper arch support can worsen your burning pain. Custom orthotics can accommodate your arch shape, targeting specific pressure points to reduce pain while you walk. They can lift and support your arches so that your weight is evenly distributed across your feet. As a result, they can help control inflammation that may be linked to the burning sensation in your feet.

  • Breathability — If your feet feel like they are burning even while indoors, the last thing you want to do is cover your feet in socks and put on shoes. Doing so can worsen your burning foot syndrome and make walking extra painful. Orthotics can be customized with breathable and cooling materials so that your feet are cooled down with every step. You can even pair your custom orthotics with cotton socks to help release heat from inside your shoe.

  • Space — Grierson-Gopalan syndrome may occur because your peripheral nerves are compressed. Wearing tight shoes can pinch your nerves and cause a burning sensation. By swapping out your tight shoes for wider ones, you can help release your trapped nerves and relieve your pain. Custom orthotics can help you maximize the space in your shoes, keeping your feet in place so that they don’t squeeze against the sides of your shoes or against the top while walking. 

Biocorrect can help ease your Grierson-Gopalan syndrome symptoms

If you’ve tried several home remedies for burning feet syndrome but haven’t yet found one that works for you, custom orthotics could be your answer. Contact us to learn more about the orthotics we offer or to set up an initial evaluation with one of our certified pedorthists.