Flat feet – sometimes require orthotics when pain is present
High arch feet – require orthotics if due to disease such as diabetes
Children’s feet – sometimes require orthotics when pain is present
Orthotics can play an important role in providing effective shock absorption of the foot and ankle allowing adjacent muscles and structures to work more efficiently. This results in reduced pain and improved mobility and performance.
However, orthotics play one role in managing the numerous factors that may be contributing to your complaint. Orthotics should always be prescribed in conjunction with a tailored exercise strengthening plan. That is why Moving Forward Podiatry always completes a thorough biomechanics assessment of all muscles and movements that influence lower limb function.