5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics

For many Americans, living an active lifestyle is important. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a professional athlete, or just someone who enjoys staying active, you should aim to achieve the highest level of performance possible and stay injury-free.

Unfortunately, an estimated 8.6 million sports injuries take place each year in the United States. And many of these injuries stem from foot problems. Your feet are the foundation of your body, and if they’re not positioned correctly, your body will not have a proper alignment. And without a proper alignment, you can be more prone to injury.

This is where custom orthotics come in. With custom orthotics, you can get your body back in alignment, so you can perform at an optimum level and make yourself less prone to injury. In this blog, the experts at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora share their thoughts on the five benefits of custom orthotics.   

No. 1: Provides personalized solutions

Orthotics are inserts that you wear inside your shoes to correct foot deformities or abnormalities in how you stand, walk, or run. Custom orthotics are prescription or specially made inserts that address the unique issues of your feet. 

When it comes to feet, two people may have flat feet or another orthopedic issue, but how that condition manifests can be unique to the individual. At Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora, we offer Sole Support® custom orthotics. These orthotics are customized not only for your weight but also for how you naturally plant your feet when standing, walking, and running.

No. 2: Restores proper spinal alignment

“Put your best foot forward” is a popular idiom that might as well be about proper spinal alignment, because it all begins with your feet. Your feet, and more specifically the arches of your feet, are your body’s natural shock absorbers. When you walk, your arches rise or collapse, setting off a series of actions from your feet to your ankles, knees, hips, and all the way to your spine. 

If everything lines up correctly, then there’s less stress on your spine. However, if you have high arches, flat feet, or other foot, joint, or muscle issues, these problems may throw off your spinal alignment. Custom orthotics can correct alignment issues. 

No. 3: Helps prevent injuries and pain

Think back to the last time you had an injury. The natural tendency is to compensate for the injury by overusing the uninjured limb or muscles. When you have a foot issue and you don’t address it, it can result in you moving less efficiently. 

These less efficient movements can cause additional strain, stress, and instability on your spine, muscles, and joints, which can lead to knee pain, heel pain, shin splints, muscle tightness, and other conditions. Since custom orthotics are calibrated for your unique issues, they can help prevent pain and injuries.  

No. 4: Improves athletic performance

Your balance, alignment, and posture can all be addressed with custom orthotics. Regardless of the sport, the position and movement of your feet are always front and center. Custom orthotics can restore your natural alignment, which can give you a strong foundation to work from.  

No. 5: Provides comfort and support

When it comes to feet, the benefits of comfort and support can’t be overstated. Whether you’re playing sports or simply trying to keep up with your grandchildren, being comfortable and pain-free is essential. 

Nothing is more disappointing than being sidelined from a family outing because your feet hurt. The good news is that custom orthotics can get you back in the game of life. They’re calibrated just for you, so you can feel good again and get off the sidelines.

If you have flat feet, high arches, or if you have other foot problems and want to see if custom orthotics can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora today.

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