Foot orthotics are specially designed medical devices that most often are prescribed to patients by a podiatrist. They are foot cushions that are either made from plastic or metal and worn underneath the foot, over the top of the toes and in between the toes. They provide the patient with greater comfort, especially if wearing footwear for long periods of time. Foot orthotics Adelaide devices come in various forms and are used to correct a variety of conditions, including bunions, corns and calluses, hammertoes and reflex tics.
Custom-made foot orthotics Adelaide can be adjusted to fit the patient’s foot better and also take into account the patient’s gait. They are designed to prevent pressure on the ball of the foot arch while walking and standing. Custom orthotics devices are also used to alleviate pain, pressure and swelling that are caused by various foot conditions, such as bunions, corns and calluses, hammertoes and reflex tics. Some are custom-made so that the patient’s feet will not bump into the furniture, which is common for many people. This allows them to maintain their mobility.
Custom-made foot orthotics can include a wide range of features, including custom-made insoles that are shaped to match the shape of the wearer’s foot, soles that are cushioned and contoured for optimal support, straps for extra toe support, arch supports and shoe inserts that can be attached to the orthotic. Some orthotics also include an adhesive strip on the bottom of the shoe, which prevents the foot from slipping when it is worn. These shoe inserts are also helpful for people that tend to put their weight on their feet.
There are a variety of shoe inserts available on the market today, including gel-filled insoles and hard plastic heel cups. However, gel-filled insoles do not provide as much comfort and support as other types of shoe inserts, such as hard plastic heel cups.
People that need surgery to correct their feet condition should also consider using custom shoe inserts. Surgery will allow relief from pain and pressure, but sometimes, other complications can occur after surgery. Orthotic inserts can help to reduce pain and inflammation that can occur with surgery. If your feet condition has been poor for several years, it may be beneficial to have custom orthotics created to improve your problem. Your orthotic can relieve pressure on the joints, bones and muscles, which improve the function of the joints.
Custom orthotics provide additional support for the arch and provide relief for heel spurs and Achilles tendonitis. Heel cushions are an additional feature that can improve the comfort and effectiveness of orthotics. Heel cushions provide additional comfort because they change the angle of the heel throughout the day. Custom shoe inserts are an easy and effective way to address many common foot conditions.