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The team at Cheltenham Podiatry are your local orthotics experts, with specialist training in biomechanics and orthotic design.
They are arch support insoles worn inside your shoes. In addition, they can be soft or rigid, and fitted to various kinds of footwear.
They are designed to improve the function and efficiency of the feet and lower limb joints by redistributing excess pressures and loads. As a result, this improves postural stability and function, and reduces tissue stress and pain.
They can be highly effective in preventing and treating a variety of common foot conditions.This includes:
Cheltenham Podiatry is ready to advise on all aspects of treatment.
Furthermore, Our clinic offers a full range of orthotics for flat feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, high arches and many other common foot conditions.
Foot and heel pain, including aching and tiredness, can indicate some of the conditions listed above that can be helped by orthotics. In addition, people with flat feet or high arches are likely to benefit from orthotics, as are those who stand for long hours. Finally, a podiatrist can assess your feet to determine whether you will benefit from them.
By providing support to the foot in areas where this is lacking, they assist in correcting imbalances in foot alignment and weight distribution across the foot. Additionally, this helps alleviate foot pain and discomfort across a wide range of conditions. Particularly in children, they can be a preventative measure (e.g. to avoid complications of flat or high arched feet), and they are often used in injury rehab to provide targeted support.
Your podiatrist will advise you on when and for how long you will need to wear your orthotics for best results. In addition, they are worn whenever you would normally wear your shoes – i.e. when you are walking, running or standing for extended periods. Additionally,, they may feel uncomfortable at first, so in some cases you may be able to build up to wearing them all day.