Do I need custom foot orthotics?


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Custom foot orthotics are highly beneficial for foot pain, discomfort, and alignment problem. You may consult a physiotherapist or a medical practitioner to know if you need foot orthotics.

To cater to your requirement, Physiotherapy First provides superlative foot orthotics. Our expert physiotherapists and chiropractors are competent to analyze your biochemical abnormalities and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Accordingly, we offer custom insoles or medical appliances to recover your respective health condition.

10 symptoms marking your need for custom foot orthotics?

The followings are the symptoms signifying that you should consult Physiotherapy First for custom foot orthotics:

  1. Aches, cramps, or tingling in feet or legs.
  2. Strains on leg muscles, tendons, soft tissues, or ligaments.
  3. Pain in the arch of the feet or toe.
  4. Pinched nerve or misalignment in the leg.
  5. Range of motion problem.
  6. Failing to flex your leg or come back to rest position.
  7. Pain in the lower back, hip, and knees.
  8. Numbness in the foot.
  9. Pain toes.
  10. Facing problems in walking during the morning after getting up from bed.

What are they made of & how do they function?

Custom foot orthotics are made of medicated soft compression materials like plastic, fiber, or metal. It’s inserted inside the shoes to support the injured area or plantar fasciitis. Physiotherapy First makes orthotics based on your requirement; two types are functional and accommodative.

What health conditions are treatable by custom foot orthotics?

The vast array of health conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetes
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • Foot injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Foot pronation
  • Foot supination
  • Compensatory muscle and joint pain
  • Alignment of toes and feet
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma

How often should I change my custom foot orthotics?

You should change them as per the physiotherapist or doctor’s advice. However, it is ideal changing at least once a year as the material loses its efficacy over time. Assessing the biomechanical condition and requirement for further usage of orthotics should be checked.

Physiotherapy First has industry-leading experts to analyze your biomechanical condition and offer the orthotics that best fits your requirement. Along with that, you can also avail of a consultation to improve your health condition.