I might have the highest foot arch ever. This is not an exaggeration; I have never seen a higher arch than mine. This never bothered me before I started working for Dr. Lockwood because I didn’t know better. Now that I am a “foot care specialist”, I know most of my heel pain can be attributed to my custom foot condition.
I used to believe everyone’s feet hurt like mine. We are busy people walking around all day and it is just natural to have foot pain, right? This is definitely incorrect! No one walks properly; we all need a little help.
Custom molded orthotics are beneficial for everyone. Any type of foot or ankle pain can be reduced or eliminated with orthotics. Orthotics are custom inserts made specifically for the individual needing them. They are made from a mold of your feet, so the inserts are an EXACT match to your specific arch prescription.
Orthotics work so well because they actually change the way you walk. They will properly modify your body’s alignment, including hips and shoulders to eliminate whole body pain. Custom orthotics decrease pain by changing the way forces act on our feet.
Specifically for me and my high foot arches, orthotics help distribute my body weight more evenly to a greater surface area across my foot. By allocating my weight properly, I have decreased the stress on my feet. As a result, my heel pain has decreased and I feel like I am walking on a cloud!
I have never felt better while I walk. Getting custom molded orthotics was the best decision I have ever made. Call Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates at 309-661-9975 with any questions or to schedule your appointment for orthotics today!