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February 08, 2010
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When is the right time to consider orthotics? Most people have a friend or two who are able to sing the praises of orthotics. But many have questions as to how beneficial they can be. Each person's individual foot problems can vary greatly but one thing is common across the board; orthotics can improve foot pains drastically.
Many types of foot pain can be linked back to individual biomechanical problems of the foot. The foot is an intricate machine with many parts that all serve the purpose of supporting and propelling our entire body. One of those parts can be misaligned or malfunctioning and it will throw a wrench into the whole operation. Custom orthotics do a fantastic job of supporting the entire foot and making sure that all parts are functioning correctly and are able to give your body the support it needs.
The amount of problems that a great pair of orthotics can alleviate is an extensive list. Anything from heel pain to lower back pain can be greatly accommodated by a custom pair of orthotics. Orthotics can even aid in relieving foot fatigue for people that are on their feet all day. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Ignoring this warning system can lead to greater problems and even more pain. No pain is normal, and all pain should be considered serious enough to find the problem and fix it.
Orthotics can be expensive. The material and time it takes to tailor a set of orthotics to your exact needs is extensive. Some types of insurance can cover orthotics in the treatment of certain problems and the pain relief that comes with the price tag can be priceless. A great analogy compares orthotics to prescription eyeglasses. Both serve in correcting impairments and greatly improve your quality of life. Just like an optometrist, a podiatrist needs to carefully examine and evaluate each individual's problem in order to correctly adjust the situation.
Are you in the Washington, PA area? Give us a call and let Dr. Pinsker help you determine if orthotics are right for you.

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