Feeling pain when you walk or jog? Is it more painful to move your foot? If you answered yes to these questions, then you may have an ankle tendon injury.
Many people develop an injury to one of their ankle tendons annually. For instance, an injury called Achilles tendinitis affects 2 out of every 1,000 Americans in their lifetime. Custom orthotic inserts can go a long way toward helping people reduce ankle tendon pain. However, you’ll need to know for sure what’s causing your pain before choosing the orthotic for your needs.
Common causes of ankle tendon pain
There are eight major tendons in each of your ankles and several minor ones, too. This high number of tendons means the ankle is particularly susceptible to ankle tendon pain.
Besides Achilles tendinitis, there are other conditions that can cause pain in these tendons, including:
- Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
- Peroneal tendinitis
- Flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy
- Anterior tibial tendinopathy
What can custom foot orthotics do to address ankle tendon pain?
Once you understand the source of your pain, a certified pedorthist can help you find the custom orthotic that’s right for you. This specialty has been around since the 1950s. Our primary goal is to help you address the root cause of your foot or ankle pain.
There are many characteristics that allow custom orthotics to meet this goal. An orthotic that’s personalized to you can help:
- Realign the hip, knee and ankle joints.
- Increase support in the arch of your foot.
- Reduce overpronation or supination.
- Provide greater stability for the heel.
- Boost overall cushioning of the entire foot.
Discover custom orthotics solutions for your ankle tendon pain at Biocorrect
Not sure where to turn for custom orthotics for your pain? Our certified pedorthists at Biocorrect are ready and willing to help you find just what you’re looking for. We’ll make a foam impression of your feet to ensure that your orthotics fit you perfectly. Additionally, our experts will perform a comprehensive foot and gait analysis on you. This helps us gather information about the issues your orthotics will need to address. We can even send you an impression kit to your home if you aren’t able to come see us in person.