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Orthotics Orthotics are designed to alleviate and prevent foot, ankle, and knee pain. If you struggle with chronic pain whenever you walk, run, or stand, here are a few signs you might be a good candidate for orthotics:

  1. Worn out shoes–When you look at your shoes, is one side of the soles more worn out than the other? If so, your ankles may turn out or your feet may roll inward when you walk. Both of these issues can be solved by wearing custom orthotics.
  1. Foot pain–Foot pain is never normal, so if your feet chronically hurt, there is no need to suffer. Keep in mind that any shoe that does not properly conform to your feet, whether it is a jogging shoe or a high heel, will cause unnecessary stress and fatigue.
  1. Lower limb injuries–If you recently suffered from a lower limb injury, it is important that your feet are always properly supported. A misaligned lower body can create additional issues with your knees, hips, and ankles.
  1. Heel pain–If you experience heel pain, especially when you wake up in the morning, you could be suffering from a condition like plantar fasciitis. Lifestyle changes as well as orthotics can help you find relief from this discomfort.

At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we would be more than happy to address your need for custom orthotics. Contact us today for more information!