Who Needs Orthotics?
Most every foot ailment can benefit from orthotics.
They are an excellent conservative treatment for arch and heel pain that results from the flattening of the arch. This strain slowly begins to tear the muscles, tendons and tissues in and below the arch, which act to support the arch and foot.
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
- Hallux Limitus
- Plantar Fibromas
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Arch Pain
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Hallux Rigidus
How Do They Work?
Orthotics provide a simple non-surgical method of restoring the arch to its optimal shape, thus relieving the stress on the bones and joints, allowing the foot to gradually heal.
There are Several Types of Orthotics
It’s important to remember that these are medical devices and NOT the common ‘foot pillows’ you can find in any drug store.
Care for Your Orthotics
It’s important for orthotic success that you follow the break-in period once you have your custom or semi-custom inserts in hand. Your success hinges on how well you follow the protocol and once the break-in period is over, the amount of time that you are actively wearing your orthotics in your shoes.
We know that it’s impossible to always wear them, but we recommend that you wear them 80% of the time. Learn more about break-in tips and tricks in Orthotic 101!
If you are experiencing heel pain, call our office at 859-264-1141 or make an online appointment.
Have you downloaded Dr. Freels’ FREE Heel Pain e-Book? It’s a great resource complete with great stretches and at-home pain relief remedies.