Do You Need Orthopaedic Foot Support?

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Foot Solutions Custom Orthotics

Close-up shot of foot being scanned on orthopedic device which creating a digital footstep model, helping to make perfect-fitting footwearFoot pain is very common, especially amongst older people, but that does not mean that you should accept it as a part of your daily life. There are many options to relieve foot pain, and some conditions can be treated successfully or made entirely manageable. You should visit your doctor to discuss your options and to rule out serious problems.

If you are suffering with a common condition such as fallen arches, plantar fasciitis or bunions, you may find that you benefit from using orthopaedic foot support, which can involve custom inserts or insoles that are designed specifically to fit your feet and your shoes.

What Can Orthopaedic Foot Support Do For You?

  1. Relieve pressure. If you are living with a foot condition such as flat feet, or fallen arches, you will be feeling pain as a result of the uneven weight distribution and lack of support. If the foot is unable to support itself naturally, because the arch has collapsed, a custom insert can provide the support you lack and reduce the pain you feel.
  2. Ease stress. Conditions like plantar fasciitis require rest while healing of the soft tissues in the foot repair. Plantar fasciitis is often a result of overtraining, and causes pain when the plantar fascia, which joins the toes to the heel, becomes inflamed or torn. Orthopaedic foot supports can relieve the stress on the ligament and support the foot while it heals.
  3. Offer comfort. If you have developed bunions or hammertoes, often the result of crushing toes together in shoes with a narrow toe box, you may find that your pain is significantly reduced with the use of orthotic inserts, which offer cushioning and support to the damaged area. An insert that is especially designed for you can take the unique shape of your feet into account, and therefore can accommodate any deformities that have developed.

Relieve Foot Pain With Comfortable Shoes in Ireland

Of course, the best way to ensure that your feet are comfortable is to prevent foot pain in the first place! The most important factor in keeping your feet healthy and preventing foot problems is wearing shoes that fit you properly and give your feet the support they need. You should always ensure that your shoes are the right size and shape for your feet, and you should have shoes fitted by a professional fitter in order to make sure that they give your feet enough protection.

Pop into Foot Solutions today to find the best footwear options for you, and you can take a free gait analysis test to work out exactly how best to support the bones and ligaments of your feet. We have great ranges of training shoes, work shoes and casual shoes for you to try, and we know you’ll be delighted when you feel the difference a good pair of shoes can make to you.