If you have foot pain, you may have already gone to the doctor and received prescription medications. If so, ask yourself a few simple questions. Was your pain actually diagnosed with a specific foot condition? Is the foot condition a physical problem that can be solved by placing orthopedic inserts or orthopedic insoles in your shoes? Most foot conditions will respond positively to orthopedic inserts and insoles. Check out our Foot Care Terms Glossary for ideas on prevention and treatment.
The easiest solution for foot pain is to approach the foot pain from a bio-mechanical point of view. The skeleton is similar to a car; every part of the car works together. When one part of the car breaks down, it affects the rest of the car. Your feet are the same way. They are the foundation of your skeleton just as the chassis is for the car. If a part of your foot breaks down, the rest of your body can also be affected wich means, in the long run, your foot condition and foot pain aren’t going anywhere but instead, you will have developed new problems as a side effect. It’s common for people taking pain medications to end up with stomach ulcers and internal hemorrhaging among other health issues.
The beauty of orthopedic insoles and orthopedic inserts is that they support your foot bio-mechanically. For instance, if your arch falls, orthopedic insoles can prop the arch back up into the correct position. This way, you will be able to eliminate foot pain associated with a fallen arch – without all of the painkiller medications.
Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, flat feet, calluses, Morton’s neuroma, and other foot disorders may all be helped bio-mechanically. Knowing your specific foot condition and what’s causing your foot pain is step one. Then step two is finding orthopedic insoles that match your condition.
Often your podiatrist will make a specific recommendation, telling you a brand name and name of the specific orthopedic insoles that are your solution. In addition, the American Podiatric Medical Association has approved many over-the-counter orthopedic insoles and inserts that their podiatrists recommend.
Check out all available inserts and insoles for foot pain relief today at Ideastep.