How Do Orthotics Work to Support Your Feet?

When using orthotics the goal is to offload pressure and move the force that occurs between our feet and the ground. When walking, standing and running pressure is spread between the ball of our foot and the heel. This can cause issues when either of these spots are injured or painful. Orthotics work to offload pressure by lifting the height under the middle of the foot to increase the area it is spread over.

By changing the angle of the orthotics under foot we also change how the force affects our feet. In the case of someone with flexible feet that roll inwards, we want to increase the force under the inside part of our foot. This moves the force away from the areas that are being overworked to reduce the strain on the muscles of the foot and arch.

If you are having problems with aches and pains in your feet and legs or even fatigue orthotics can be useful in balancing the force and pressure and improve their condition. Call our clinic at (07) 3823 5423 to see one of podiatrists.