Are your feet and ankles painful? Are you wondering what can help ease your pain? To answer these questions, people often turn to the duo of podiatrists and pedorthists.
A podiatrist is a medical doctor who has trained to specifically address issues with the feet, ankles and other related leg structures. Pedorthists are credentialed medical professionals. They’re trained to design and build custom orthotic insoles that can help patients address specific foot, ankle and leg issues.
Podiatrists often prescribe a visit to a pedorthist so you can get orthotics that fit your condition. As a result, you may find yourself being fitted for custom orthotic insoles to help address your foot or ankle problems.
Three issues that podiatrists may prescribe custom orthotic insoles for
- Plantar fasciitis — Plantar fasciitis occurs when the weblike plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. The hallmark of this condition is a stabbing pain in the heel that usually occurs after activity or when you take your first few steps in the morning. Orthotics can be a huge boon for plantar fasciitis sufferers. One medical study reports that 12 weeks of orthotic use led to an up to 50% reduction in plantar fasciitis pain.
- Ankle instability — People who sprain their ankle, and there are many of them, are at risk of developing chronic ankle instability (CAI). Medical professionals found that up to 40% of patients who had an ankle sprain developed CAI. Custom orthotic insoles can help improve the stability of your ankle. An orthotic may include a heel cup designed to keep the heel from moving around too much. This can help reduce the amount of movement in your ankles as you walk or stand.
- Metatarsalgia — Many people with this foot issue say that having it feels like having a rock in your shoe all the time. Metatarsalgia occurs when the ball of the foot becomes inflamed. It can also trigger pain that’s sharp, aching or burning, and the pain often worsens when you’re standing, walking, running or flexing your feet. Medical research reveals that orthotics helped reduce pressure on the ball of the foot in metatarsalgia patients by over 47%. These products also helped reduce patients’ pain scores from an 8.2 on average to a 1.1 on average.
Find custom orthotics insoles for your condition at Biocorrect
Has your podiatrist prescribed custom orthotic insoles to help a foot, ankle or leg issue you’re living with? Then our team at Biocorrect is primed to help you find the orthotics that are the best fit for you. Our certified pedorthists have experience making orthotics to fit feet of all shapes and sizes. We’ll also customize your orthotics by performing an evaluation that looks at your feet, legs and gait. Our pedorthists will also take a foam impression of your feet that form the basis of your custom orthotics.