Do orthotics make feet weak?

Do Orthotics Make Your Feet Weak?

If you suffer from foot pain, you’ve probably looked into many forms of relief, from massage therapy to specific exercises, and most likely, the topic of orthotics has come up. You might have heard some untrue statements relating to orthotics and orthotic treatments. For example, the myth that orthotics can cause weakness in the feet…

Orthotics and Arthritic Foot Pain

Orthotics and Arthritis Pain in Feet

When you’re experiencing leg or foot pain, it can affect daily living in many ways. Everyday activities can become a chore, and the pain can cause stress in other parts of your body, such as your back; merely standing or walking can become an excruciating task. Foot pain can stem from osteoarthritis (a breakdown of…

Compression socks and plantar fasciitis

Compression Socks and Plantar Fasciitis

There is a multitude of socks on the market today which claim to help you heal from the pain and discomfort associated with Plantar Fasciitis. Typically, compression socks or stockings are used to treat swelling, varicose veins and other circulatory problems. The compression in these socks is graduated; tightest at the ankle and gradually less…

Orthotics and knee pain

Orthotics and Knee Pain

Everyone will experience joint pain or discomfort at some point in life. No one knows this better than athletes and people who work on their feet. Many people turn to custom orthotics to deal with sore feet and other painful foot conditions. If your orthotics are right for you and designed to meet the unique…

Orthotics and Sciatic Pain

Can Orthotics Help with Sciatic Pain?

If you suffer from sciatica, it’s likely your health care provider or someone you know has suggested custom orthotics to help alleviate your lower back pain. You may have questions about orthotics, and whether they really can provide relief of sciatic pain. The answer is that yes, the foot support that custom orthotics provide are…