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Overpronation and Orthotics

Monday, 09 November 2020 00:00

If your feet are overpronated, this means that they roll excessively inward when you walk. This can be a problem, as overpronation is associated with the development of various foot conditions, including flat feet, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendonitis. These conditions can all cause foot and ankle pain, which can cause mild discomfort, or be severe enough to interfere with your daily activities. Wearing an orthotic device in your shoes can help alleviate foot pain associated with overpronation. Orthotics can provide the cushioning, stability and support that your feet need. For more information about orthotics for overpronation, consult with a podiatrist today. 

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact Dr. Mark Gagnon from Advanced Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact one of our offices located in Crestwood, Orland Park, and Summit, IL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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