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Ways Orthotics Can Help Ease Foot Problems

by Jordan Fernandez

As you age, your body starts to succumb to a host of ailments due weight, posture and your bones getting older. Thus, a typical complaint that people begin to have is a chronic pain in their feet when they have to stand or walk for extended periods. Moreover, the improper gait and posture coupled with ill-fitting shoes could also put you at risk of developing foot conditions such as bunions, corns and more. If you are beginning to experience problems with your feet, your podiatrist may recommend the use of orthotic inserts. Previously associated with geriatrics, more and more young adults are looking to buy these accessories to help enhance their comfort. Here are a few of the ways that orthotics can help ease your foot problems.

Orthotic inserts offer pain relief

A principal benefit of wearing orthotic inserts in your shoes is that they considerably decrease the amount of pain that you feel when you are always on your feet. If you are on your feet for prolonged durations or if you are consistently wearing uncomfortable shoes, you will find that pain starts to spread from your feet to your knees and may even manifest as back pain. As a result, by the time you get home in the evening, your entire body is thoroughly fatigued.

To improve your quality of life, you should have orthotic inserts on whenever you know you will be on your feet for long hours. The devices ensure that your feet are getting proper cushioning while facilitating even weight distribution, which would minimise the occurrence of pain.

Orthotic inserts help with spinal alignment

A surprising benefit of orthotic devices is that they could assist in keeping your spine aligned correctly. Since orthotic inserts are used with shoes, most people assume their only advantage would be to your feet. However, the effects of wearing the orthotic inserts are more far-reaching than that. When your feet are comfortable, you will be more inclined to hold a proper posture.

The reason behind this is your feet will not be tired of supporting your body weight, and in effect, you will not be dragging yourself around. Thus, with proper posturing, you will also find that your gait improves as you walk. Good posture, as well as a proper gait, are essential for your spine to stay in an aligned position. Therefore, you will be less susceptible to spine-related backaches, neck pain and more.