Tag Archives: Orthotics

Orthotic Shoes to Beat the Summer Heat

Orthotics improve your well-being by relieving pain and correcting your gait, but finding shoes to accommodate your orthotic inserts remains a challenge. Common questions you need to ask yourself when buying new shoes include the following:

  • Is the footbed deep enough?
  • Is there extra space around the toes?
  • Is a larger size than you would usually need available?
  • Does the shoe allow you to easily adjust orthotics?

Finding fashionable yet durable summer footwear is even more of a challenge, which is why we would like to introduce a couple of models for those of you using orthotics.

Wolky Jewel Sandals

These lightweight sandals with wedge heel come in many different styles. Removable footbeds and upper straps allow for easily fitting orthotics.

Naot Paris

The stylish Naot Paris sandal offers a removable, anatomic cork & latex footbed which is wrapped in pampering suede and molds to the foot with wear.

Propet TravelActiv Mary Jane

Propet’s durable sandals with removable insoles for custom orthotics are ideal for taking a stroll with the family. Their loop closure at instep ensures a comfortable grip.

Our office team is more than happy to consult on summer orthotic footwear to meet your unique needs. We also carry a full line of prescription footwear, socks and other items used to care for your feet.

What can orthotics do for me?

Foot orthotics are insoles for your feet that are typically associated with people who need arch assistance; yet there are many others who can benefit. The properties within orthotics, either over-the-counter or custom made, have the purpose of ensuring the bones in your feet and ankles are generally positioned correctly. Benefits differ among different people, because individual amounts of walking, pace and stamina are not identical.

People who suffer from foot, knee and back pain are encouraged to wear orthotics regardless of your degree of pain, because it can relieve your suffering. They can also lower muscular fatigue and promote more efficient muscle performance.

Athletes may seek orthotics, because it can help increase endurance, strength and your performance. Overweight individuals can relieve the stress weight puts on the ligaments in their feet. Individuals who have diabetes or arthritis can enhance their mobility and reduce strain on parts of their body.

Ask your podiatrist whether orthotics can make you feel more comfortable, at ease and balanced one step at a time.

Find out more at http://www.bpm.ca.gov/forms_pubs/orthotics_brochure.shtml

Smith - 12-15-15

Orthotics: What are they and do I need them?

Are you uncomfortable in your own shoes due to flat feet, heel pain or toe issues?  Orthotics can help address these issues and other foot conditions you may have.

Orthotics are shoe inserts to help control the position and movement of the feet.  They also absorb shock by adding extra cushion for your feet. Orthotics can correct an irregular gait and relieve pain in your feet, even your back and other joints. Orthotics come in the form of shoes, splints and shoe inserts.

As summer approaches, you are more likely to be doing activities requiring you to be on your feet.  So, give yourself some relief and get comfortable in your own shoes with the proper Orthotics to meet your needs.

Orthotics Anyone?

 Orthotics are shoe inserts intended to correct an abnormal foot. The can make the foot more comfortable and efficient by changing the angles at which the foot hits the ground. Orthotics can be soft, firm, and are even made for children. We prescribe them for many different foot problems. Many insurances cover prescription orthotics as well

Orthotic Inspection!

Now is the time to inspect your orthotics.  Look for any cracks, wear, or loose coverings.  Often, new materials can be applied to refreshen your current pair.  However, it your orthotics are older than 5 years, a new pair may be necessary, as your foot structure can change.  Kids may out-grow their orthotics even faster.  If your orthotics are showing their age, call for an appointment today.