Living with any type of pain isn’t ideal and can have a negative impact on your daily life, particularly when it’s induced by simply walking or standing. Luckily, some pain such as leg, back or foot pain can be managed or improved by introducing orthotics into your footwear.
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are a ready made or custom built insole which sits in your shoes to help support the movement in your foot, ultimately helping to relieve strain on the tendons and muscles and improve pain.
Our specialist orthotics in Chelmsford will work with you to locate the cause of the problem, including a precise assessment of the biomechanics of your feet and checking for any underlying issues which could be contributing to the discomfort. If necessary, they will then make suggestions on the best types of orthotics for you, taking you through each option thoroughly. The final stage will see the creation or purchase of your own orthotics, tailored to your needs.
What are the everyday benefits of orthotics?
Here at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Ltd, our orthotics Chelmsford specialists are passionate about improving pain where possible, while enhancing your everyday life and physical wellbeing. Here’s exactly how the right orthotics can do that for you:
Standing for long periods of time
If you have a job which requires a lot of standing such as retail, hospitality or healthcare, orthotics can significantly increase comfort during a long shift as they not only add cushion, but they get to the root of the thing causing you discomfort by providing the correct support for you.
Improve your workout
Whether you’re a runner, weight lifter or you enjoy HIIT workouts, orthotics can help make your workout more comfortable while encouraging less injuries by relieving pressure on the joints, muscles and ligaments.
One of the key ways they do this is by adding ankle support. A weak ankle can cause you to roll it during a run, land funny during a jump or give way when conducting a lift, so solid ankle support is essential for a good workout session.
Most importantly, feeling comfortable in your workout will help you feel stronger and more focused, removing any fitness roadblocks you could be facing, which are preventing you from improving and moving forward with your fitness goals.
Relieve all types of pain
Orthotics aren’t just about foot pain. Having the correct foot support can help remove many different types of pain that could be impacting your everyday life.
If you suffer from back pain, arthritis, diabetes (loss of feeling in your feet), or knee pain, orthotics can help you feel that much more supported in simple, everyday tasks you may have thought were now too difficult for you to complete or enjoy.
Boost your mental wellbeing
All of the things orthotics can help you do such as reach fitness goals, spend afternoons walking with friends and family and go to work free of pain all benefit your mental wellbeing. It’s so important for your mental health to exercise, go outside and socialise, particularly during the colder months where disorders such as SAD can come into effect, so doing what you can to ensure you’re not limited in those areas is key.