5 Unexpected Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Foot pain can limit your life in a lot of ways. Whether you're dealing with foot deformities, bunions, or some other foot or ankle problem, custom orthotic inserts fit into your shoes, providing the support your feet and ankles need to help relieve pain. Orthotics can also prevent foot or ankle injuries.

At Neuhaus Foot and Ankle, we prescribe custom orthotics or recommend over-the-counter orthotics for patients in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. Here are just some of the reasons why our experienced care team might suggest you try custom orthotics.

1. Relief from pain

When designing your custom orthotics, we work to cushion and support your feet where you most need it, relieving areas of pressure that can cause both chronic and acute pain. Orthotics can help with problems including:

You might not realize how much your feet and ankles really ache until those pains vanish. Better support can transform your daily life, dramatically reducing your overall degree of body pain.

2. Discreet support

If you have concerns about highly visible or unsightly orthotics, you might be surprised at just how well custom orthotics can be hidden! In most cases, you can use orthotic inserts in athletic or formal shoes. Special orthotics can even be designed for high heels and sandals.

3. Injury prevention

Extra support for your feet and ankles significantly reduces your risk of further foot or ankle injuries, including fractures and sprains. Your orthotics provide a stable surface that completely supports your foot and leg motions, protecting you from strain or over-extension. Ankle braces are the best for preventing sprains and torn ligaments. 

4. More comfort in your workouts

With the right foot support, you can challenge yourself in the gym or at the track without worrying about injuries or chronic foot pain. When you can work out in comfort, you might find it easier to keep your New Year's resolutions! If you have foot deformities, you may need to use orthotics regularly to allow you to walk or run without risk of discomfort or injury.

5. Precise fit

When we prescribe your custom orthotics, we carefully consider your feet and ankles, taking into account what kind of shoes you want to wear and any relevant information from your unique health history. Custom orthotics are designed to fit your foot exactly, and they’re especially useful for more complex foot conditions.

At Neuhaus Foot and Ankle, we also offer premade orthotics from Powerstep®, including special inserts from sandals and slippers, as well as fully customized inserts. After performing a thorough examination, we can guide you to the right support for your feet, ankles, and legs. 

To leave your foot pain behind you in the new year, contact Neuhaus Foot and Ankle today. We have several convenient offices in the Nashville area — including locations in Brentwood, Hermitage, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna, and Waverly, Tennessee. To schedule your initial consultation, call or book online.

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