5 Signs Your Feet Might Need Orthotics

by | Dec 21, 2021

When custom orthotics are brought up, most people think, Well surely, I don’t need those! What might surprise you is that most people who experience foot pain can benefit from custom orthotics, regardless of their podiatric history! With custom orthotics, you can support arch problems, heel pain, plantar fasciitis (heel swelling), and other abnormal foot structures. 

If you think you need custom orthotics, the professionals at Premier Podiatry can help you find the right alignment and cushioning to relieve your pain. Our orthotics defy stereotypes; no matter your walk of life, we relieve your pain and help you thrive. Below are the most common symptoms that lead us to believe you might benefit from custom orthotics!


Signs You Might Need Custom Orthotics

Your Shoes Are Wearing Out Unevenly

If your shoes are wearing out unevenly, you might have an abnormal foot structure. This can be anything from flat feet, high arches, or an abnormal gait. Want to check your gait? Check the treads on a well-worn pair of shoes. If one shoe is more worn than the other in a certain spot or in general, this is a sign of an abnormal gait and should be looked at by a professional who can help you take stress off those areas. 

Foot Pain is a Daily Experience

You shouldn’t be going to bed or waking up with sore feet. Sometimes your shoes can be to blame, but often your feet simply aren’t getting the support they need! Custom orthotics can help support your feet on their weak spots or pressure points.

Your Family Has a History of Foot and Gait Problems

Do your sister, mom, and grandma all complain about foot pain? If your family members have foot problems, it’s very likely you might develop similar conditions. A common misconception is that orthotics are reserved for older folks with extreme foot pain, but it’s important to note that custom orthotics can help alleviate current pain and prevent the development of more severe symptoms. 


You Recently Suffered an Injury Affecting Your Lower Limbs

Recent injury? Maybe you fell off your bike or got into a fender bender that bruised your knees. If you’ve recently injured your feet, ankles, knees, or hips, the pain might be affecting your gait without you even knowing it. With the help of custom orthotics, you can support the recovery process by maintaining alignment between your ankles, knees, and hips, and preventing lower back pain while you heal. 

Your Workouts Keep Leaving You in Recovery Mode

When it comes to sports injuries, even something as dismissible as sore feet can indicate that you might benefit from orthotics. This can be even more beneficial if you’re an athlete or consistent participant in sports – treatment by our team can help you solve current pain and prevent it from developing further.

Do You Need Custom Orthotics?

Experiencing any of the above symptoms is enough to warrant a visit to your podiatrist to explore custom orthotics. Sometimes, orthotics are only the beginning, and a better fit might be advanced treatment like HyProCure or laser therapy. Getting your foot pain checked out is extremely important to the alignment of your bones and muscles, as well as your health and wellbeing. Contact our team with any questions you may have, and we’ll help fix your foot pain!

Schedule an appointment at either of our two area locations:

  • Ebensburg – (814) 472-2660
  • Johnstown – (814) 409-7373

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