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Save Your Feet With Custom Orthopedic Shoes


May 10, 2008

( ) It is not usually until something goes wrong with our feet that we realize just how important proper footwear can be. Whether through injury, illness or just the normal wear and tear of traversing the world we live in, you may need to acquire some specially constructed shoes to keep your feet healthy and your stride painless.

There are many types of orthotic devices that can be either inserted into an existing shoe or constructed within the shoe itself to give needed support. Insoles are used for various purposes including the padding of the bottom of the foot for more comfort as well as a nubbed variety for distance walkers that will aid in stimulating the nerves and help blood circulation in the feet.

Heel support will soften the force of your stride on the bones of the ankles and legs and provide a springier step. Specially formulated gel pads protect sore or damaged areas from excessive rubbing irritation and can be used as a small arch support to slow down the fatigue of standing too long.

Orthotic braces and support frames can be used in conjunction with your regular shoes to give more support and maneuverability for injured limbs by stiffening the weakened areas of the foot and ankle structure.

There are a number of routine foot problems like bunions, hammertoe, corns, calluses and heel pain that can be effectively treated with orthotic inserts designed especially for lessening their ill effects on proper walking and standing motions.

As well as the various parts that can be added to existing shoes to give your feet better comfort and support, there are brands specifically dedicated to making shoes with the extra edge towards foot health. Custom-made othopedic shoes are available for specific doctor prescribed footwear to take care of special needs problems.

With the loss of muscle viability diabetes causes, custom shoes to give support to weakened muscles can be the difference between independent mobility and becoming home-bound or confined to a wheelchair.

Even if your feet are in perfect health, acquiring specially designed orthopedic shoes and orthotic supplements can be the deciding factor in maintaining that condition. If your work or play keeps you on your feet for long periods of time you owe it to the body parts that hold you up to see that they remain if fine and useful condition.


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