From plantar fasciitis to pinched nerves to flat feet, many people spend their days and nights plagued by chronic foot pain. Sometimes, foot pain is too intense to simply walk or get out of bed without discomfort.
If that sounds like you, wave that chronic foot pain goodbye. Custom orthotics from Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center can restore proper functionality to your feet, ankles, and even your knees, hips, and spine.
What are custom orthotics?
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to restore balance and evenly distribute pressure throughout your foot and ankle. Many basic designs can be bought in shoe stores and supermarkets as over-the-counter “inserts,” but custom-made orthotics are more effective and of higher quality than off-the-shelf versions.
Foot orthotics can be made from many different materials, including gel, plastic, rubber, and foam. The cause and severity of your foot pain is what determines the type of foot orthotic you need.
Dr. Bregman creates custom orthotics by taking an impression of your foot with a plaster cast or a laser scan. Then he sends your impressions to a medical lab where the orthotics are developed.
What conditions do custom orthotics help with?
Custom orthotics are prescription medical devices that correct biomechanical foot issues, such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. Orthotics can also help with foot pain that’s related to medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis.
Here are some common conditions that custom orthotics help with:
- Abnormal walking or running pattern
- Overall foot pain
- Abnormal foot alignment
- Flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
- Pinched nerves
How do custom foot orthotics work?
Overall, the goal of custom orthotics is to reduce stress and strain, relieve pain, and improve the mechanics of the foot and ankle. They do this by aligning your foot and ankle into the most anatomically functional position.
Think of custom orthotics as glasses for your feet. Glasses correct abnormalities in your eyes to give you perfect vision. In a similar way, orthotics correct abnormalities in your feet to give you improved, pain-free alignment.
Do I need custom orthotics?
You can benefit from custom foot orthotics if your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, or joints aren’t aligned for optimal functionality, and if you experience chronic pain, discomfort, or fatigue in your foot and lower leg.
Additionally, active people who walk and run a lot can benefit from custom orthotics. When you wear orthotics made just for your feet and your particular lifestyle, you can prevent injury while making your daily activities more comfortable.
When you come in to see us, Dr. Bregman will complete a thorough physical exam to review the mechanics of your foot and determine the origin of your pain. If you think you may benefit from custom orthotics, call our office in Las Vegas, Nevada, or request an appointment online.