How Do Custom Orthotics Work?

In general most foot pain is the result of a faulty relationship between the bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles of the foot and their relationship with the various forces applied to them. Abnormal function can result in problems such as bunions, hammer toes, arch and heel pain, corns, knee pain and back pain.

The function of custom orthotics is much more than an arch support. Orthotics realign the structures of the foot and leg to prevent boney mal-alignment as well as muscle, tendon, and ligament fatigue. They are often used after lower limb and back surgery to help stop the reoccurrence of symptoms.

As your foot rests on a properly constructed custom orthotic it is directed towards the correct position for walking, running, and standing.

With an improvement in the function of your foot, symptoms should be alleviated, and the progression of deformities is often stopped or slowed down.