What Are Custom Orthotics?
Whether you are a dedicated runner or you are an avid exerciser, even the shortest workout can still cause abuse to your feet. Your feet take on a significant amount of force and impact during your daily life. So if you are finding yourself dealing with aches and pains in your feet, it might be time to consider custom orthotics.
Custom orthotics are a great way to align the foot so that it’s in the proper position during every facet of movement, whether you are running up mountainous terrain or you are just walking to the nearest grocery store. Custom orthotics improve how efficiently your feet move and turn. Besides the ample support they provide, they also cushion and comfort the feet while supporting your arches, which is a great boon for people dealing with painful symptoms due to flat arches or other conditions.
While you can purchase orthotics over-the-counter at your local drugstore or grocery store, they don’t provide the tailored care and support for your feet that custom orthotics can. When you turn to Cumberland Run-Walk for your orthotic needs, you know you will get an insert that is made especially for you and your needs. These custom insoles are designed to fit the unique shape of your feet to improve how you move and to prevent foot issues in the future.
Insoles can be made from a variety of different materials. The material we choose will depend on what you are looking to achieve through custom insoles and what current foot issues you are dealing with. Custom insoles can be placed in work shoes, if you are on your feet for long periods of time, or can be fitted for athletic shoes to make exercise a bit easier on your feet. With custom insoles, we can easily correct biomechanical issues to improve how your feet move.
Of course, custom orthotics wouldn’t be anything without professional foot experts such as ours who know how to fit you for these custom shoe inserts. We take time with all of our customers to ensure that you get a shoe insert that is made right to your individual specifications. As a result, you get custom orthotics that offer a superior fit and protect your feet from injury.
If you want to find out if custom orthotics are right for your feet call our Ribeiro Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA office at (703) 637-9917!