Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tips on Orthotics


If you have orthotics or are considering purchasing them, you may want to consider the following tips to ensure that you are getting the most for your money and doing the best thing for your feet. First, keep in mind that orthotics are not just for wearing with one particular type of shoe – they can be worn with athletic shoes, dress shoes, work boots, snow shoes – pretty much all types of shoes that have a back to them and provide some support at the base of the shoe.  

When going shoe shopping, be sure to bring your orthotics with you and wear them when trying on new shoes. You want to be sure that the shoe will work with the orthotic while providing comfort and the right kind of support for your foot. Likewise, you want to be sure that the orthotic will work with the shoe you have in mind.

Also, you will want to have the same shoes or stockings that you plan to wear with the shoes you purchase so that you can see how they work with your orthotics and your shoes. Make sure they are comfortable and functional.

Return to your podiatrist’s office for a follow-up evaluation of the functioning of your orthotics to ensure that they are working as they should with your feet. Your podiatrist will work to be sure that he or she has prescribed the orthotic to best meet your specific needs.

12 comments:

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Thiago daLuz said...

Excellent tips. My brother has used orthotics for a few years now. Foot health issues sort of run in our family, so I keep updated on treatments and symptoms just in case. I hadn't considered looking for a podiatrist, though. That might be helpful. Thiago | http://www.southlakepodiatry.com.au/#!orthotics-real/ckmp

Courtney Galler said...

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Sylvia Sanderson said...

My dad really needs to get to a foot clinic. He's been having problems with his ankle. Hopefully he can get something to alleviate the pain when he walks!
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Jennifer Davies said...

The first time I bought orthotics, I just bought what was available in the store. Now that I know more about my feet, I always try them on first and buy the right size for my foot. Orthotics are all basically helpful, but they're not a replacement for an actual podiatrist.
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Dolores Brown said...

My sister has been having some bad problems with her heel. She's a dancer and seems to have stressed the muscles and tendons in her foot. We've been looking for a way to fix it, but it's been tough. She's still trying to dance, but I think that it's making the injury worse. http://www.littletonfootcare.com

Pavlos Lombardi said...

Thanks for the great advice. Ever since I was a kid I've had flat feet, and I'm honestly starting to get sick of it. From what I've heard there's all kinds of ways to fix this problem. What would you guys recommend I do to fix flat feet?
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Dolores Brown said...

My sister has been going to a podiatrist to try and figure out what's wrong with her heel. It's been causing her a lot of problems during dance. We are hoping we can get it resolved soon, because she's quite grumpy without dance. http://www.betterfootcareohio.com

Caleb Hart said...

I have been having a few issues with my back lately. I wonder if there are some things that I can do to reduce the pain. These orthotics sound like a good idea and can add some support. Hopefully it will realign my back and make it feel better. http://www.mccowanfootclinic.ca/en/

Correy Smith321 said...

My last visit with the podiatrist, I was told to wear a special kind of shoe that is wide and have some cushion in the back. The reason why is because of a bunion that was created on the heel of my foot. She recommended me those type of shoes in order to avoid wearing flat running shoes or any skating shoes. http://www.pinkerandassociates.com

Judy Wilson said...

Thanks for this information about what I should know about orthotics. It's good to know that orthotics can be worn with many different kinds of shoes. There are a few dress shoes that I would like to wear, so I should keep in mind to bring my orthotics with me the next time I go shoe shopping.
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