Custom Foot Orthotics

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Custom Orthotics are specialized corrective devices designed to support/cushion your feet – usually to assist with symptoms and underlying issues related to musculoskeletal dysfunction and more. Dr. Abigail Swank & Dr. Parker Neill at Swank Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Wellness Center in Cary, NC, offer custom foot orthotics to help you overcome biomechanical issues that impact the musculoskeletal system and cause various symptoms that often disrupt your daily routine.

The Purpose of Custom Foot Orthotics
Custom foot orthotics are primarily used to manage biomechanical, stability, and alignment problems with your feet and lower limbs. 

The use of custom-made orthotics offer many benefits –
- Advanced shock absorption.
- Enhanced alignment of feet/lower limbs. 
- Added target point cushioning. This is particularly helpful for those individuals with foot-related complications, like diabetes, etc.
- Reduced discomfort/pain caused by –
          - Flat Feet (pez planus) or overpronation supination
          - Metatarsalgia
          - Plantar Fasciitis
          - High Arches
          - Bunions
- Increase  athletic performance
- Injury prevention

Understanding How Chiropractors Integrate Custom Foot Orthotics
Doctors of Chiropractic integrate custom orthotics as a part of a holistic treatment approach as it helps promote proper alignment while addressing musculoskeletal conditions and resulting symptoms.

Custom orthotics are placed inside footwear. The orthotic is crafted to fit your foot's exact contours – offering additional comfort as the device corrects/manages foot or alignment-related issues. Orthotics are typically worn daily. Plus, they are designed to meet even the most unusual demands created by certain occupations, competing in athletics events or simply day to day activities.

Custom Foot Orthotics Offer a Personalized Fit
Unlike store-bought orthotics, our custom-made foot orthotics are crafted using digital laser-scan technology to fit your foot precisely. Additionally, our custom foot orthotics can be fine-tuned, if needed.

Design/Material Options for Custom Foot Orthotics
Our custom orthotics are made from superior, high-quality materials that offer cushioning where needed, yet flexible in key target areas. This semi-rigid configuration provides needed correction and proper support, while allowing the foot to flex and move normally. This is important, because the hard, solid, rigid orthotics made by podiatrists or orthopedists, while supportive, do not allow the foot to flex. This prevents the foot from providing normal, proper cushioning for the body (important for active people & athletes). 

Contact a Leading Cary, NC, Chiropractor Near You
If you live, work, or play in and around Cary, NC, and would like additional information regarding custom foot orthotics, contact Dr. Swank, Dr Neill or a member of the Swank Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Wellness Center staff at 919-460-6098 or online. We look forward to helping you walk and move pain-free.

Surprisingly, Your Shoes Actually Don’t Come With Orthotics

Those aren’t orthotics in your shoes. They’re sock liners. They don’t provide any support; they’re just there to help keep your feet in place inside your shoes. Alternatively, custom-molded orthotics, are made to support your specific foot.

How Do Custom Orthotics Work?

Custom foot orthotics are specially-­made devices that fit inside most shoes. They precisely match the contours of your feet and are designed for the way you move.

Orthotics can help anyone with discomfort relating to walking, running or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. A tremendous benefit of custom orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and utilized during most activities. Custom Orthotics help in the prevention of future injuries improve athletic performance and provide relief from existing injuries.

Orthotics help with issues related to improper support of the foot; including knee and lower back pain. Because they help support the bones in the foot and ankle, stress is reduced from other parts of the body; such as the back, neck, shoulders, and hips. Custom foot orthotics also cushions your feet, provide comfort, support your arches, and evenly distribute your body weight to eliminate pressure on your feet

What About Inserts Available at the Pharmacy?

While over­-the-­counter shoe inserts are available at many drugstores, they lack the custom­-built precision of a prescription orthotic. These ‘one­-size-­fits­-all’ inserts rarely match your feet well, or provide the customized support you need. However, to be fair, they are probably better than the sock liners that come with shoes.

Most Insurance Carriers Cover the Cost of Custom Orthotics

Your health insurance probably covers the cost of your orthotics. Give us a call. We’re happy to check for you.

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