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Heel Pain Relief with Custom Orthotics

Friday, 03 June 2022 16:11

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One of the top reasons why patients come in to Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio is because they are experiencing some kind of heel pain. Some experience it first thing when they wake up. Others experience it gradually worsening throughout the day. Some only experience it after engaging in exercise. No matter what the severity is, patients with heel pain deserve relief. 

One way to achieve this is through custom orthotics.

What are custom orthotics?

Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom molded to your unique feet so that they can correct any abnormal foot function or provide extra padding or support where needed. While functional orthotics address foot mechanics, accommodative orthotics address comfort, especially if you have underlying conditions like diabetes, bunions, or arthritis.

What benefits do they provide?

Unlike over the counter orthotics that you may see at a pharmacy, custom orthotics are created for your individual feet and can therefore target your heel pain. And as a result, the benefits they provide are further enhanced:

  • Prevent injuries
  • Prevent worsening of foot conditions like bunions, hammertoes, and flat feet.
  • Provide arch support and relief 
  • Correct abnormal foot mechanics 
  • Provide ankle stability
  • Ease pain
  • Enhance comfort when wearing shoes
  • Improve how you walk
  • Minimize risk of needing more invasive treatments

Get help from our foot doctors!

Our podiatrists may prescribe custom orthotics as a first step in treatment for heel pain because it can sometimes be sufficient in alleviating your pain. In addition to creating custom orthotics, make sure that your shoes are properly-fitting and supportive. Choosing shoes made with breathable material, with a wide toe box with enough room for your toes to wiggle, arch and heel support for ample shock absorption, and a snug-fitting heel are all important features to look for. 

At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio, our team of foot care specialists are dedicated to providing high-quality care with care and compassion. They treat a wide range of podiatric conditions, including plantar fasciitis, foot deformities, skin issues, nail fungus, and diabetes-related problems. Wondering if you can benefit from custom orthotics to relieve your heel pain? Schedule an appointment by contacting any of our offices in Gahanna, Newark, and Columbus, OH today!

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