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All our podiatrists regularly attend conference seminars where we continually aim to expand on our knowledge as well as keeping up to date with new methods of treatments, this enables us to provide the best evidence based treatment plan and advice for our patients.
Orthotics otherwise known as orthoses, insoles, foot inserts or foot supports are medical devices fitted within your shoe to alleviate pain by changing the biomechanical function of the foot in relationship to the ground reaction force. This will, in turn, improve the function and efficiency of the foot when in contact with the ground if standing, walking or running.
There are a large variety of insoles that can be brought from the pharmacies or sports shop that are a generic standard insole which is the standard everyday person to the more complex custom made insoles that’s bespoke to the individual person. Custom made insoles will only be able to accommodate your foot and your needs and are the most effective at alleviating lower limb pains
What's Conditions Are Most Commonly Treated With Foot Orthotics?
1. Pain in the big toe joint or bunion
2. Morton’s neuroma (front of foot pain)
3. Plantar fasciitis
4. Flat feet, collapsed arches, over pronation
5. Heel pain
6. Achilles tendinopathy
7. Medial knee pain
8. Limb length difference
What Can We Do For You?
Other health care professionals may have advised you to see a podiatrist for a certain condition that may be giving you trouble or is of concern to yourself. This can be due to lower limb pain, muscular fatigue or muscle imbalances which in this case it may benefit you from a full biomechanical assessment and orthoses.
If you require more advice on what we can provide with orthotics then you will need to book an appointment for a consultation with our fully trained HCPC registered podiatrist. From the consultation the podiatrist can give advice and recommend the best treatment option for yourself, as well as this they will give you additional advice on footwear choice and exercises that may be required for correcting muscle imbalance