The Benefits of Orthotics
No matter what year it is, orthotics are a trending topic amongst podiatrists all over the world. With the New Year officially in effect, we’re looking to shed some light on the benefits of orthotics for everyone – not just those with chronic foot and ankle problems! Orthotics are a worthwhile investment in your health and comfort and will last for years to come. As a biomechanical tool, orthotics help support the inner structures of your feet, keeping things where they are meant to be to work efficiently. They’re customized specifically to your feet and your feet alone, unlike many products falsely advertised as orthotics in stores. True orthotics aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they short-lived.
Orthotics Help Common Foot Conditions
Orthotics are meant to last a long time and with annual check-ups at your podiatrists, you’ll get the most of them for the benefit of your feet and ankles! Orthotics will never go out of style despite a common misbelief that orthotics are only for older people. It’s much more common than you might think for people of all ages to use orthotics, from student-athletes to professionals in their 30s and 40s. Knowing if orthotics are right for you can be tough, though! If anyone in your immediate family has a history of foot or ankle issues, like flat feet, plantar fasciitis, or bunions, it’s highly likely that you would benefit from an evaluation with a podiatrist.
These aren’t the only reasons for needing orthotics, however, and the best way to know if you would benefit from them is by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Scott E. Hughes, Dr. Christine I. Tumele, or Dr. Greg P. Vogt at Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our team is here to provide a comfortable and high-quality experience! Contact your preferred Southeast Michigan location today to schedule your first appointment!