Custom Sports Orthotics
Orthotics, which are inserted into your shoes, provide support that eases stress on your feet, ankles, legs, and back. Although orthotics can be purchased in-store, they are an attempt at a one-size-fits-all solution. But not all individuals are the same, and custom orthotics offer patients and athletes a shoe insert that is tailored to every centimeter and detail of their feet. Since athletes spend a lot of time on their feet, they need specialized protection.
In addition to running, athletes involved in contact sports, like football, also make quick movements that require increased stability in the form of arch support or a cupped heel. Orthotics for these athletes should also absorb shock to reduce strain on muscles. Orthotics can help to reduce overuse injuries like Achilles tendon strains and sprained ankles.
Runners are especially at risk for foot and leg injuries. They put pressure on their feet and often run on hard surfaces that can lead to injury. Runners need heel and arch support in order to help prevent overpronation, arch pain, and plantar fasciitis. They also need shock absorption.
For sports that rely mostly on maneuverability, like skiing or skateboarding, orthotics are used to adjust for shifts in weight. Often, athletes will compensate for overpronation by shifting their legs at the knee, which can lead to knee injuries. Good support in the heel and arch can help by providing total contact and displacing weight evenly.
Contact us today for custom orthotics designed to improve your game.
What kind of orthotics do I need?
The best sports orthotics for you depend on your current foot and ankle health and the sport that you’ll be playing. If you play different sports, you may benefit from custom orthotics designed for each one. In order to provide ultimate stability and support no matter how your body moves, contact us today.