There are several potential reasons for heel pain, and each disease and patient requires a unique solution. However, custom made orthotics in Brisbane are frequently used as part of many effective therapies. This is not to claim that bespoke orthotics is a "one-size-fits-all" solution for every incidence of heel discomfort. Like many other types of heel pain therapy, custom orthotics are only helpful in particular circumstances. However, when those conditions are treated appropriately, patients are frequently amazed by the long term comfort they experience.
When Might Custom Orthotics Be Necessary?
Custom orthotics' principal role is to correct structural issues in the foot that may be causing heel discomfort and other symptoms. While some cases of heel discomfort are driven entirely by overuse or trauma, anatomical abnormalities in the foot are often at least a contributing factor. In other words, S—something is "wrong" with the foot's anatomy, causing stress or strain in a specific location, resulting in heel pain as a symptom.
Consider your foot to be a table. When a component is correctly manufactured to specification, it is a sturdy item that distributes weight effectively. However, if any element of the construction is incorrect (for example, one of the legs is too short), the piece might become unstable. And even the particular portions may be compelled to carry more of any weight placed upon it.
Foot structural abnormalities such as flat feet or high arches can cause weight to be transferred unevenly across the feet while standing and moving. Stress accumulates against portions of the foot that are not well conditioned to withstand it, and strain can ensue.
Furthermore, structural changes might drive us to subconsciously modify our stride (the way we walk) to increase our stability. Because everything is related when we walk, such modifications can contribute to heel discomfort and pain farther up the body — in the legs, knees, hips, or lower back.
Flat feet, high arches, and other structural abnormalities are most likely hereditary and run in your family. There was nothing you could have done to avoid them, and there is little you can do to get rid of them short of surgical repair.
However, orthotic insoles in Brisbane can still help you find relief from the discomfort that these diseases may cause.
Custom Orthotics: How Do They Work?
Custom orthotics treat heel pain and other disorders caused by foot anatomy and gait irregularities. They do this by offering precise quantities of cushioning and support to fit your feet's demands.
Consider the previously mentioned unsteady table. Using custom orthotics is analogous to slipping a napkin beneath a short table leg, except much more accurate and effective!
Each set of bespoke orthotic inserts is designed to meet the needs of one pair of feet only. We take an accurate impression or scan of the feet and then order custom-made orthotics explicitly built for each patient's foot form and demands. The materials used and their quantities are meticulously selected, frequently down to the millimetre.
Custom orthotics can effectively redistribute weight across the feet and move excess pressure away from the sensitive areas under strain by compensating for irregularities in foot form and stride. Conditions like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis not only have a higher chance of healing but are also considerably less likely to reoccur in the future.