You probably don’t realize this in the busyness of your day-to-day life, but your feet are the foundation of everything you do. From the moment they hit the floor when you get out of bed in the morning to the minute you lay back down at night, your feet quite literally carry the load of your daily activities.
It’s no wonder, then, that up to 87% of people (or nearly nine in 10 people) experience foot pain at some time in their lives. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves, all of which support your weight, act as shock absorbers, and keep you balanced.
Because your feet have such a big job, they often need help when problems arise. This is where custom orthotics come in. Created by our team of board-certified experts at Kyrou Podiatry Associates, custom orthotics can provide a simple and highly effective solution to multiple common foot concerns. Here’s what you should know.
You may consider grabbing the next pair of orthotics you see on the rack at the store, but you should resist that temptation. Your feet are as unique as you are, and a pair of generic, flimsy orthotics made for the masses won’t do you much good.
You need a custom solution for your foot issues. Dr. Christos Kyrou, Dr, Kamal Farha, and our skilled team at Kyrou Podiatry Associates take the time to examine your feet and determine the exact nature and extent of the problem you’re dealing with.
We take exact measurements and evaluate your foot shape and gait mechanics (how you walk), so we can design a custom-fitted orthotic just for you. We can design orthotics to fit most types of shoes (such as athletic and dress shoes), so you don’t have to change your lifestyle or wardrobe.
Orthotics can help with a wide range of common foot problems, including:
A bunion is a painful bump that forms on the side of your big toe when the joint is forced out of alignment. Orthotics can offer preventive help if you have a foot shape that tends towards developing bunions, and they can offer relief for existing bunion pain when combined with the right shoe choices.
This frequent overuse injury develops when the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. Custom orthotics can relieve plantar fasciitis pain and help correct the issue that caused the problem in the first place.
People with fallen arches or naturally flat feet lack a biomechanically supportive, curved arch down the length of each foot. Orthotics can provide this arch support and ease the kind of chronic pain that often occurs with flat feet.
A hammertoe is an abnormally bent toe joint that results from imbalanced toe muscles. If you have a hammertoe deformity, custom orthotics can be a good solution to support your feet and either improve the joint deformity or prevent it from worsening.
A neuroma is an area of thickened tissue in the ball of your foot that causes shooting pain. Orthotics provide extra padding to help relieve neuroma-related foot pain.
If your feet are causing you pain, the right solution may be as simple as a pair of custom orthotics from Kyrou Podiatry Associates. Don’t suffer any longer — call or click online to schedule a visit at your nearest office location in Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie, New York, today.