Orthotics 101

You may have been told by a doctor that you need Orthotics and wonder what they are and how they help you. If so, you've come to the right place! It's a question that a lot of people have, and it's time to set the record straight on orthotics once and for all!

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts that are placed in your shoe to help with a number of different problems. These inserts are custom made and very different from what you may find at a local store. Some people discover that the inserts that they find at the store do not fit the shape of their foot, and that's where orthotics come into the picture. Orthotics are designed to help target your specific trouble areas in order to ease pain and increase mobility. 

Common Reasons to Use Orthotics

Some of the most common reasons that people use Orthotics include treating lower leg tendinitis, knee pain, arch pain, and heel pain. However, there are many other ailments that can be alleviated by using orthotics. Podiatrists will prescribe them for heel spurs, callouses, diabetic ulcerations, and even back pain. If you suffer from any of these conditions, your doctor may determine that orthotics will help you move pressure from specific areas of your foot to ease the pain. If you are on your feet for long periods of time because of your job requirements, orthotics can ensure that you are able to make it through the day without suffering. 

Orthotics and Sports

Some athletes also use orthotics when they are involved in sports to perform at higher levels. Depending on the sport, there are sport orthotics that can be created to ease the workload on an athlete. Some of the most common sports where athletes use orthotics include tennis, basketball, running, and golf. Sport orthotics are designed to endure more activity and the fabric is more resilient to wear and tear. 

Why USA Orthotics is the Best for You

Now that you understand what orthotics are and how they work, you may wonder why you want to use USA Orthotics to get the right orthotic inserts for you. We take great pride and creating quality orthotics and have been in the field for over a decade. We specialize in the creation of custom orthotics for people of any profession. We hand-craft all of our products. We never rely on mass-production machines or pre-made molds to create our orthotics. Instead, we take the time to think about your needs and then customize our products to meet your exact needs and preferences.

Our team consists of skilled professional orthotists, orthotic technicians, physical therapists,and occupational therapists. We have even created orthotics for local doctors and podiatrists along with our customers. The end result is a product that was designed for you from the ground up. If you are looking for something that was made for you, we can make it at USA Orthotics!