From diabetes to cerebral palsy, there are all kinds of diseases that cause people to walk improperly. Orthotics is a field that involves correcting foot misalignments with the use of special shoe inserts. These devices are custom made to suit the individual wearer. Designers consider the skeletal and muscular parts of the feet. They find ways to guide your feet into making the right movements.
Use special arches to fix the smallest of your foot problems. Mend feet that have been removed from the casts. Look for any signs of unevenness that affect your posture, balance or comfort. After a long period of consistent wear, you should see small signs of improvement. It takes months to notice major differences.
Plantar Fasciitis is one condition that results in badly aligned feet. Even if you wear different pairs of shoes, you may still have problems. Try to stretch the feet and apply ice regularly. If that still does not work, consider getting a long-term solution. Bunions are lumps that appear on one or more toes. They can get bigger and decrease your comfort over time. Causes include excessive pronation and shoes that are too tight. Find the right shoes to wear if you want to get rid of bunions. Morton's Neuroma is a condition that causes irritating tingling on the toes. Being overweight and wearing tight shoes are causes. Sometimes, switching shoes is not enough. Reduce the pain by wearing properly sized insoles.
For any foot problem, you need orthotics that are similar to orthopedic shoes used by diabetics. However, the insoles are easy to put in and remove. Switch the items between different pairs of shoes. However, the insoles may not work for all types of shoes. All brands have different sizes and designs.
More experimental people make products from scratch. Polymer clay is a material that you can use. Put clay molds beneath your feet and create shapes. Do not use too little or too much clay. The arches should fit properly without causing stress on the feet. Then, trim the edges and bake the molds. Another method is to make cardboard cutouts based on the traced outlines of your feet.
Keep in mind that your foot arches have to support the whole body. It should be no shock that they are likely to become worn and flattened after constant use. Test the supports immediately after you get them. See how much they are compressed after the first use. Then, consider how easily they will wear out over time.
People walk hundreds to thousands of steps each day. In one year, you could walk many miles that add to the wear and tear on the feet. Almost everyone has had foot problems. To resolve these problems, create special, handmade orthotics for your own ultimate health and comfort.