Botti Chiropractic & Wellness | 4 Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Orthotics, also known as arch supports or inserts, is a device that can be placed directly into shoes to aid people with foot pain and to correct any dysfunction in the feet and ankles. Orthotics can help correct deformities, change the way we walk, and keep joints aligned. Using orthotics means that pressure is exerted on them. In this way, these foot devices offset stress levels, allowing the feet to function properly and provide extra support to the feet; in addition to that already being given by the ligaments and tendons.

Custom Orthotics and Its Benefits

Custom orthotics should not be confused with the shoe inserts available in various drug stores or malls. The two are quite different. Custom orthotics are those that are personalized to match one’s unique foot structure. They are meant to provide the necessary comfort and support to one’s feet – based upon personalized testing and examination Expert Oak Lawn chiropractor, Dr. Valentino Botti states that there are numerous benefits of using custom orthotics. These include, but not limited to:

  • Custom implies personalized, targeted – The constitution of our feet is pretty complex; there being 26 bones, over a hundred muscles besides the numerous tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Moreover, everybody’s feet are individually different – which is why it’s important to go custom. Custom orthotics, unlike the insoles at the drugstore that are mass-produced, are crafted to provide individualized foot support exactly where one needs it. Such personalized support aids in either correcting or preventing foot pain precisely where it’s needed. The feet support our entire body and balance its weight all day, every day. A solid foundation in the form of custom orthotics is sure to benefit your alignment as well as movement.
  • Prevention and relief from pain – Your feet aren’t made to hurt; in fact, they don’t deserve to. The use of custom orthotics prescribed by a foot doctor addresses the cause of foot pain by preventing injury, protecting against foot ulcers, and also improving foot function. Collectively, all of this means less foot pain and more comfort. Also, custom orthotics can help absorb shock and redirect pressure away from painful areas in the foot and ankle.
  • Correction of abnormalities of the feet – Even if someone’s feet have different structures (i.e. one foot is different than the other), custom orthotics can work quite well. Prescription orthotics, unlike generic insoles, help correct foot abnormalities such as pronation (i.e. collapsed arches) and supination (i.e. high arches). In this way, they restore balance and keep foot problems from getting worse.
  • Improved health – For those suffering from foot and ankle pain which is also keeping them from being active or getting enough sleep, custom orthotics can help alleviate the pain. This tends to have a positive cascade effect on the overall health of the individual.

Contact Botti Chiropractic & Wellness Today!

If your feet or ankles ache or you feel discomfort while walking, you may need to get in touch with either a podiatrist or an expert chiropractor. In Oak Lawn, IL. This is where we come into the picture at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness. You can start today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Valentino Botti!