3 Essential Benefits of Custom Orthotics


By Dr. Ravin Sodhi, D.C.

PUBLISHED ON December 16, 2022

You probably don’t think too often about how your feet bear a lot of weight. If you have spinal misalignments, flat arches in your feet, or spend hours walking and standing, there’s a good chance you suffer from foot pain. It’s a common issue, but fortunately, custom orthotics are an affordable fix that corrects foot abnormalities and can minimize foot pain.

The benefits of custom orthotics are wide-ranging, as these shoe inserts are capable of much more than managing your foot pain. At Active Life Wellness Center, we can make custom orthotics explicitly tailored for you to improve your overall well-being.

Here we’ll address the many benefits of custom orthotics and help you determine if they fit your feet well.

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Before we look at the benefits of custom orthotics, it’s essential to understand what they are and why they are so effective. Orthotics are shoe inserts that help shape your feet and improve your comfort while walking or running.

Custom orthotics are designed specifically for your needs to facilitate your overall health and provide extra support.

Custom orthotics differ from store-bought shoe inserts in that they fit your feet perfectly and provide better results.

Top Three Benefits of Custom Orthotics

If you suffer from foot problems or other chiropractic issues, custom in-sole orthotics for your feet offer pain relief and more benefits.

1. Reduced Foot Pain

Mitigating foot pain is one of the most common reasons people seek out custom-fit orthotics. Orthotics can treat conditions such as: 

  • Foot and knee pain
  • Heel pain from a spur and plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Metatarsalgia

Orthotics also support those with flat feet or high arches to help mitigate pain caused by these misalignments. While some store-bought orthotics can fix these issues and reduce pain, they won’t have the capabilities of custom orthotics.

2. Increased Athletic Performance

The potential to improve your athletic ability is another benefit of custom orthotics. With the increased support, you’ll see improved balance and the ability to make more precise movements with less effort.

Not only can orthotics improve your athletic endeavours with a more stable surface, but they can also reduce the risk of sports-related injuries.

3. Protection for Your Joints

Your joints withstand a lot of wear and tear throughout your life. Actions like running or jumping put a lot of strain on your joints, and custom orthopedics can help minimize this strain.

By giving your feet more surface area to work with, orthopedics absorb any impacts your feet take and reduce joint pain and strain.

Get Your Custom Orthotics at Active Life Wellness Center

If you deal with foot pain or are interested in improving your long-term health, you shouldn’t overlook the benefits of custom orthotics. Here at the Active Life Wellness Center, we can work with you to find the custom orthopedics that could change your life.

Don’t let your feet live in pain any longer. Give us a call at (905) 458-6677 to get started on improving your foot pain and overall health today.

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