Benefits of Orthotics
Orthotics, also known as foot orthoses are custom foot supports which are designed to fit the feet better than arch supports which are purchased over the counter. Orthotics also balance any biochemical inadequacies that your legs and feet may be experiencing.
1. Provides relief
Wearing orthotics helps to provide relief to an injury or general foot problems. This device is used by people who need to walk often or stand excessively throughout the day.
2. Maintains normal bone’s position
The mechanical properties of wearing orthotics is to aid in maintaining the normal position of the bones in the ankle, foot and joints which subsequently affect your hips and back area. The ligaments and muscles which are responsible for holding the bones in their usual anatomical positions are controlled from becoming lax or over stretching with time.
3. Aligns the foot structure
With the help of orthotics, the foot structure can be functionally aligned to allow for more propulsion. This makes, walking, running as well as cycling become efficient biochemically.
4. Reduces muscular fatigue
Further to aligning the structure of your foot, the foot orthotic also helps to reduce muscular fatigue and aids in promoting efficient performance of the foot muscles thereby enhancing overall performance all through the gait cycle.
5. Corrects incorrect gaits
A person’s way or style of walking is very important to his overall well-being and health and this is dictated by external forces like terrain and footwear. An incorrect gait can not only affect your whole body but it can also lead to movements which can result to pain and structural damage. To correct this, orthotic insoles can be prescribed for such a person.
Orthotic inserts also have drawbacks. Most people find them uncomfortable before they get accustomed to using them regularly. The prescribed orthotic inserts are also more expensive than that ones you can purchase over the counter.