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Do I Need Orthotics?

 What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are custom inserts that sit in your shoe to provide your foot with the support that it may need.

Orthotics are an effective tool to help treat foot, leg, or back problems, and are something that we can mould, produce and fit for you at Complete care.

Plantar fasciitis

When do you need Orthotics?

 

Orthotics are to be used in conjunction with a treatment plan.

People who present with persistent pain or discomfort in their feet and legs are more likely to be considered for orthotics, however it’s not a set course of action and a doctor or physiotherapist is best trained to determine if they will be effective. 

When advising the use of orthotics, we’re commonly trying to treat ailments, or support issues such as:

Especially high or low foot arches

Provide better support for the ankle 

Correct foot deformities

Assist in treating pain in the region

What conditions are Orthotics used to treat?

 

Orthotics can be used to help treat a number of medical conditions, some example of these are:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bunions
  • Diabetes
  • Flat feet
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Lower limb injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthotics may also be prescribed to people with long-term leg and feet issues such as variances in size.

How Orthotics help?

 

As previously stated, orthotics tend to form a part of a treatment plan, not the whole plan.

What the orthotic can effectively do is to support your feet and maintain them in more desired positions throughout the day, without you having to be constantly aware of what you’re doing.

The orthotic might promote a certain roll pattern when you’re walking or running, or they may support very low or high arches in your feet. 

Having the correct support for your feet will improve the body’s ability to use other joints correctly, possibly better cushioning you in key areas or allowing you to better load in certain movements. 

 

The orthotic is used to help try and avoid more drastic actions such as surgery on more extreme cases.

Heel pain

Can Complete Care help?

 

Complete Care Physio and Osteo Wallan, Fawkner and Point Cook have clinicians with a special interest in prescribing many locals with orthotics.

 

If you are having trouble and would like assistance by one of our Physios or Osteos in our Wallan, Point Cook and Fawkner locations, please feel free to call us on 5769-1731 or book online via our website www.completecarephysio.com.au/book-online

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