Sometimes, if not most of the time, we tend to take our feet for granted until problems develop. Lower limb and foot problems can harm your spinal health, which can in turn affect the rest of your body. For residents in Essendon, orthotics services are readily available to address these issues. We ask you to consider these questions:
If the answer to any questions is “Yes”, then its time to try our FREE foot assessment and our Foot Levelers 3D digital scanner to determine if orthotic therapy would be beneficial to your feet. Insoles that you buy off the shelf are not custom made. You would not wear someone else glasses, so why would you put something under your feet that has not been designed specifically for you?
Just like glasses, insoles are tailored to fit a particular prescription. Therefore offering the best possible support and relief from the symptoms and conditions mentioned above is something you will benefit from.Orthotics can support your the foot, legs knees, hips, and back. They aid in maintaining and improving your spine’s health and other parts of your body.
Your healthcare provider may recommend orthotics if you have Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, or runners knee. Even if you don’t have these conditions, your healthcare provider can still recommend orthotics, especially if you feel pain in your feet or ankles.
Technically speaking, orthotics can be used in any shoe. But it depends on what type of shoe you use and how comfortable they are. People find orthotics more comfortable in shoes with a higher heel counter. It is important to ensure that your orthotics do not make the shoe tighter than necessary.
Orthotics can be made specifically to fit your feet based on detailed measurements and analysis. They can provide the best support possible for you. Over-the counter orthotics are often mass-produced and do not always support your feet’s needs. These orthotics may still be beneficial, but they’re unlikely to offer the same benefits as custom orthotics.
The amount of time that your orthotics last depends on how much you use them and what activities you do. Orthotics can last for anywhere up to 10 years if they are properly cared for. Over time, the top cover can begin to wear down and will need replacing before the orthotics.
There are different styles of orthotics available, depending on your individual needs.This includes full and half-length orthotics, slim orthotics suitable for narrower, lower or open shoes and sports orthotics for use during exercise or physical activity.
Orthotics may aid in relieving back pain. If the pain is caused by poor posture or alignment, orthotics can address these issues and provide support.
The length of time you will need to wear your orthotics depends on each person’s situation. If you have been prescribed orthotics, you should wear them for as long and as necessary to achieve the desired effect. It may take forever, but it might be shorter depending on your specific needs.
Looking for orthotics in Essendon, or near the surrounding suburbs? Our clinic is conveniently located 90 Winifred Street Oak Park, Vic 3046.
We assist patients in Essendon, Oak Park and its surrounding suburbs.