3 Reasons Custom Orthotics Can Change Your Life
When pain is a fact of life, your world starts to shrink. We’ve seen it over, and over, and over again.
That’s really the heart of the matter. People don’t see us because they have pain—not really, anyway. They see us because they can no longer play with their grandkids, or take their dog for a walk, or play a set of tennis, or go on one of those awesome hikes in Greater New Haven.
Often times, a big reason for that pain is poor foot structure and alignment. The biomechanical setup of your feet and legs is off kilter—either due to your genetics or due to years of wear and tear—and it’s causing all sorts of problems.
Fortunately, there’s a great solution that can typically address these alignment issues quickly and efficiently: custom orthotics. We’re not kidding when we say a proper set of these is more than just “nice to have,” but can actually change your life.
They Reduce Pain Throughout the Body—Not Just the Feet
The key thing to remember here is that your feet are your foundation. Everything, all the way up to your head, rests upon them and depends on them for support.
In other words, foot problems are almost never just foot problems. What happens to one part of the body affects other parts all way up the chain.
When your feet are misaligned, then the joints above it can get pulled out of position, or at the very least be forced to take on an extra portion of pressure and stress. As a result, knee pain, hip pain, and even lower back pain are extremely common side effects of misaligned feet.
But the right pair of custom orthotics can fix the problem at the source. They put your feet back in position and rebalance the biomechanics for your entire body.
They Let You Do More and Explore Further
How many times have you had to cut your walk short because you knew you couldn’t make it even a few more blocks without serious pain setting in?
How many times have you had to turn down an invitation for a hike, hunting trip, or day trip for some shopping and sight-seeing because you just knew you wouldn’t be able to keep up with your friends?
How many times have you driven to a nearby location instead of walking—not because you’re lazy, but because you aren’t sure you can handle it?
Nothing holds you back like your feet wearing out before you’re ready to stop. But for millions of Americans, that’s reality.
It doesn’t have to be.
With a good pair of orthotics reducing the wear, tear, and pressure across your feet and throughout your body, those long hikes, tennis games, or shopping trips are no longer unattainable. You can go farther, explore more, and get that part of your lifestyle back.