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Know more about Foot Pain Orthotics

Your feet are perhaps the most neglected part of your body. Though they support your body weight and face the constant wear and tear as you go on with your daily activities, they hardly get the attention that they deserve. So, most people, when they feel pain or discomfort in the foot, often keep on neglecting it unless they find tasks as simple as walking or running too tough to bear. It's important to note that your feet are prone to a number of ailments, starting from minor corns, warts and bunions, to more serious infections, acute pain or diseases like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis etc. However, most of these problems and diseases are treatable, provided you consult a foot doctor the moment you feel any pain or some discomfort in the foot. This way, the doctor will be able to assess the condition and prescribe the right foot pain treatments and orthotics to ensure that the condition doesn't worsen, and set you on the path of healing.

What are Orthotics?

To treat foot problems, podiatrists often use shoe inserts that are called orthotics. These medical devices are usually custom-made and inserted into the shoe to correct an irregular or abnormal walking pattern. They are usually prescribed by foot doctors to:

• provide support
• decrease pain
• prevent foot deformity or stop the condition from getting worse
• provide better positioning
• relieve pressure on a certain region of the foot
• improve the foot's overall biomechanical function

Te mechanism of orthotics is similar to that of shock absorbers, as they remove stress and pressure from painful areas in the ankle and foot. Apart from encouraging the proper alignment of the feet, orthotics can also help restore balance, give a boost to performance in sports, and lessen pain in the lower back, hip and knee. Several research results link back problems to a foot imbalance, which can be cured by using the right orthotics.

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When do you need Foot Pain orthotics?

Playing the doctor and buying orthotics from shoddy suppliers should always be avoided. Even when you might feel that you need orthotics, you should rely on your foot doctor's words and act accordingly. Most people, when they find some difficulty with their walking or running, opt for the fanciest orthotics without caring for what their condition really demands. It's important to note that corrective and supportive foot devices, orthopedic shoe modifications, or custom orthopedic footwear can be of invaluable assistance when they are used for the right circumstances. However, since these medical devices modify/change the way a person stands, walks and absorbs shock from the ground, anyone who wishes to use them should consult an expert podiatrist, who has extensive knowledge of orthopedic foot function and lower extremity biomechanics, as he is the right person to prescribe orthotics after a thorough consultation and assessment of a patient's particular problem. If you are a resident in Cupertino and want to consult a foot doctor about orthotics, you can rely on doctors of Cupertino Podiatry.

You can set an appointment with these experts either by calling 408-446-5811 or via www.cupertinopodiatrist.com. At first, the foot doctor in charge will ask you about any medical problems or pain that you may be experiencing. Next, he will conduct a gait analysis and consider your level/type of activity, orthopedic issues, foot type, and biomechanics, to prescribe the right treatment. Sometime, X-rays may be taken as well to diagnose the problem. Once the podiatrist suggests the type of foot orthotics you should use, you can take a tour of www.footpainreliefproducts.com to find the one that fits your needs.

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