Orthotic Treatments in Sydney
If your feet ache constantly, a simple solution could end the pain for good: prescription orthotics. These shoe inserts are custom-made to fit your unique feet. They can both alleviate current pain and help you prevent future pain due to genetic predispositions.
At North Sydney Podiatry, we’re happy to offer effective prescription orthotics that ease your foot pain and make your daily life more manageable. Call us on (02) 9954 3445 today to schedule an appointment.
What Are Orthotics and How Do They Help?
As mentioned above, a custom orthotic is a shoe insert that supports your foot, realigns your hips and legs and makes everyday activities like standing, walking and running more comfortable. If you have low arches, orthotics support them so your arches don’t hurt with every step you take. If you have frequent heel and ankle pain, orthotics correct your foot’s motion to minimise pain.
Many people don’t realize that the way they stand and walk is aggravating their foot, leg and back, causing pain. Orthotics adjust how your foot is positioned to minimize and even eliminate this pain. Other benefits of these specialized devices include:
Reducing stress on your feet and legs
Improving foot function and reducing arch problems
Preventing foot, ankle and knee injury
Many people benefit from orthotics. Those who stand or walk for many hours at work appreciate the comfort and support that these mechanical aids provide. Regardless of your weight, these aids can reduce the stress on your legs and feet as you stand and walk. Diabetes patients can suffer nerve damage (neuropathy). Orthotics can spread the load more evenly and minimise potential damage to their feet, such as corns and ulcers.
You can buy over-the-counter shoe inserts, but they don’t give you as much personalised support as custom prescription orthotics do. If you already know you have a genetic condition that causes foot pain or if you experience frequent, constant foot pain, turn to a capable podiatrist who can help create orthotics that are perfectly tailored to your unique bone structure.
How Do Professionals Create Orthotics?
When you visit the podiatrists at North Sydney Podiatry, we’ll examine your foot and decide on the best course of action to relieve your pain. If you need orthotics, we take a plaster cast impression of your foot. We then send the impression to a lab that creates orthotics that work solely for you.
Why Choose North Sydney Podiatry?
At North Sydney Podiatry, we’re committed to ensuring you feel great when you walk out our door. Our three team members—Mark Ninio, Catherine Walker and Joyce Groot—can help you with anything from ingrown toenail surgery to diabetic care and sports injuries. No one knows feet better than us.
We’ve served the Sydney community for 30 years, so we know what it takes to achieve a pain-free lifestyle. Our podiatrists constantly further their knowledge in the evolving podiatry field, so we are always up-to-date on the most effective treatments.
When you get orthotics from our Sydney clinic, you can rest assured that they will continue to support you for years to come. We take a lot of pride in our work.
If you think you need orthotics or if you simply want to get to the root of whatever’s causing your foot pain, contact our capable team today.