Foot pain can be caused by a wide variety of foot and ambulation problems. Among them are:
In order to know what is causing foot pain, it’s necessary to have a complete medical exam and evaluation. Once a diagnosis is made, your doctor may recommend changes in diet and exercise. Surgery may be the solution to your problem.
Very often, in conjunction with one of these solutions (or as a standalone) shoe insert orthotics may be recommended. In this article, we discuss orthotics and provide sound information to help you choose the right shoe inserts to suit your needs. Read on to learn more.
Sometimes better shoes will take care of your foot pain. If your shoes are worn out, you should get new shoes. If your shoes are too tight, you should get looser shoes. If your shoes are cheap, you should get better quality shoes. Go to a proper shoe store; have your feet measured and buy good quality, supportive shoes of the right size. You may find your foot problem resolved.
When Are Orthotics Appropriate?
Orthotics can be helpful in situations in which the bones, muscles, joints, tendons and/or ligaments of the foot aren’t positioned correctly. Misalignment can cause pain. The right support can correct this problem and relieve pain.
To provide just the right amount of support, orthotics are available in varying degrees of rigidity. Your doctor may recommend orthotics that are soft and accommodating, semi-flexible, semi-rigid or quite rigid, depending upon your needs.