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The term 'orthotic' can refer to any device which is worn inside a shoe with the aim of improving your foot health in some way. The most common type of orthotic that people are used to seeing is the over the counter version commonly known as an insole. The world of orthotics however can be much more varied and can be used to treat and even cure many different ailments that affect your feet, joints, knees and even spine. At the Riverbend Health Center we are proud to offer you full orthotic services. We will help you find the best custom orthotics you need to heal and treat any of your foot ailments.
Leaders in orthotic treatment
Riverbend is proud to offer its patients full orthotic services. Our podiatrists have the experience, skills and credentials to examine the cause of your foot pain and prescribe you the orthotics you need. We will examine the biomechanics of your feet and discover what is needed in order for you to seek effective pain relief. We understand that the wrong orthotics can actually cause more damage than if you did nothing. For this reason we are completely committed to finding you the best orthotics possible.
There are many different types and brands of over the counter orthotics on the market today. Some work better than others, and some are completely practical and can give you a significant amount of foot pain relief. But there are times when over the counter orthotics just wont cut it. Maybe the materials aren't right or they just don't have the right shape and support you need. Custom orthotics are made from non weight bearing molds of your feet. They are designed to specifically control alignment and function of specific muscles and bones in your feet. They can also be used to support and prevent injury causing motions such as supination and pronation. They can make activities such as running, hiking and walking more comfortable and less likely to cause serious damage to your joints.
How do orthotics work?
A great deal of significant foot pain is caused from a misalignment of bones and muscles in the feet. This misalignment can be caused by injury, the shape of your foot, how you walk and just strain over time. Such abnormalities can cause bunions, hammer toes, heel pain, knee pain and in serious cases even back pain. Custom orthotics can slowly correct misalignments and provide support and cushioning to your injured bones or muscles. By correcting the the harmful motion in your gait you no longer have to live with foot pain.