WHAT EXACTLY ARE ORTHOTICS? Orthotics are prescription devices that your doctor has prescribed precisely for you worn inside your regular shoes. They have been designed and crafted to help make your feet function in an optimum neutral postion. Orthotics provide the same service to your feet that glasses do for your eyes. They help make your feet function more efficiently. And like glasses, each person must have his or her own prescription for orthotics.
HOW DO ORTHOTICS HELP? Orthotics are made to fit comfortably inside your shoes and should be worn at all times to maximize the benefits they provide. As your foot rests comfortably on the orthotic, the device gently and consistently forces the foot into the correct position for walking, running or standing. Pressue points, improper rotation of the foot and painful muscle strain are all eliminated because the orthotic causes your foot to function properly.
REMEMBER: Orthotics do NOT cure your foot problems any more than glasses cure your vision problems. Orthotics modify the function of your foot as long as you continue to wear them. Your feet are your body's foundation. They work hard every single day. Even the slightest misalignment of the bones and muscles can cause considerable discomfort. In fact, back and neck pain are often a direct result of foot problems. Obtaining and consistently wearing prescription orthotics is a sound investment in your overall physical being.