Updated: Jul 2
If you’ve had foot pain for a while you’ve probably sought help from your doctor or local podiatrist, and more than likely you’ve been told you need orthotics to fix your foot pain. This is because the way your feet walk and move, can put extra pressure and load on the ligaments, muscles and joints of the feet and legs leading to pain. What you probably weren’t told is that in many cases there is an effective alternative that can help foot pain problems, without the need for expensive orthotics and the shoes to fit them in.
Now don’t get me wrong, as a podiatrist I understand the value and use of orthotics in appropriate cases. But for so many of the clients I see, they are looking for a solution to their foot pain and they don’t want to give up their beautiful shoes for ‘granny shoes’ or be depending on orthotic insoles for pain relief.
If this sounds like you then keep reading…
You see orthotics don’t fix foot pain, they just change the forces and loads going through your feet allowing your body to then heal itself from within. What this means is that you have to wear them to get the benefit, and if you take the orthotics away your pain is likely to come back.
“When your feet are correctly aligned and functioning as nature intended your body’s internal healing system can work its magic and heal your pain or injury”