If you have shin splints, heel pain, tendonitis, cramping, or aching or tired legs, you can achieve improvement and alleviate discomfort by using orthotics. Orthotics are custom made inserts that fit inside shoes. They decrease the abnormal motion of the foot and allow for normal movement. Wearing an orthotic places the foot in a neutral position, restoring balance. Orthotics can also help reduce or eliminate back pain, and they can provide comfort and protection to those with geriatric or diabetic foot problems. The inserts offer relief for individuals who walk or stand excessively at work. Those who are active in sports may find that orthotics increase their endurance, strength, and performance. Orthotics can also help to avoid future foot problems.
Just like individualized foot care, our custom orthotics and inserts are designed to meet the specific needs of each patient who comes to us for treatment. They are the most non-invasive professional way to begin treating problems with foot mechanics. If you’re tired of painful steps taking the smile out of your day, it’s time for specialized podiatric care. For comprehensive foot care for everyone in your family, please call Port Townsend Foot & Ankle Center, P.S., 360-385-6486, located at 204 Gaines Street, for an appointment. Our practice serves the surrounding communities of Chimacum, Quilcene, Brinnon, Port Ludlow and Sequim.
HINT: Custom orthotics will be designed to treat the unique requirements of your feet.