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By Premier Podiatry
May 12, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics  

For sufferers of foot pain and bad posture, orthotics may be just the solution to alleviate your discomfort. Orthotics, also known as shoe inserts, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These special devices can improve your overall foot health and can be purchased either over-the-Orthotics counter or from your Marietta, GA podiatrist.

Types of Orthotics

There are many different types of orthotics on the market. Each has a different purpose. Depending on your foot pain or posture problems, it’s important to get the orthotic that’s right for you.

  • Arch Supports – Provides lift and support to your arch and stabilizes your foot to support good posture.
  • Insoles – Designed to be placed in the bottom of your shoe to cushion and support feet and relieve pain.
  • Heel Liners – Special liners which provide support in the heel area to relieve discomfort.
  • Heel Wedges – Designed to promote inversion or eversion to help stabilize posture and relieve back pain.

Over-The-Counter or Prescription Orthotics?

When choosing between a custom orthotic made by your podiatrist or one you might buy over-the counter, it’s important to consider what you need the orthotic for. If you’re running in one of Marietta’s many 5K fun runs this year, you’ll need a different kind of orthotic than that which you’d place in your dress shoes. Those who suffer diabetes may need a custom orthotic from their podiatrist to help improve circulation, which could prevent serious foot infections. Some orthotics help alleviate foot pain while others provide stability to improve your posture and your mobility.

If you’re having problems with your posture, it’s important to see your podiatrist about what may be going on with your feet and ankles. Good posture starts with strong feet, legs, and hips. Premier Podiatry of Marietta, GA will diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions and prescribe custom orthotics to help stabilize your frame. Schedule an appointment today to find out which orthotics may be right for you.

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1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820