Where do kids get all their boundless energy? We might never know the answer to that, but we do know it can be quite a challenge to keep up with them for an extended period. They just go, go, go – and especially when candy’s involved!
Halloween is just around the corner and, of course, that means youth in our Bloomington community will be trick-or-treating en masse. Which also means parents will be accompanying their children for this annual tradition.
The little ones won’t likely have a problem, but all of that walking can take its toll on older feet. Before you head out, you might want to stop and pick up shoe inserts for some extra cushioning.
If you have been prescribed a pair of custom orthotics, you should really be using them whenever you wear shoes. This is especially true when you are exercising or walking—like going through local neighborhoods with your children—for extended periods of time.
Orthotic therapy can be an important part of treating a condition that causes foot pain. Much like with a pair of eyeglasses, though, they only work if you actually use them!
Of course, you will likely want to keep using your custom orthotics, since they are kind of a like a “treat” for your feet. We make sure these valuable medical devices work in conjunction with your unique foot structure and gait patterns. You might not think your feet are all that special, but there isn’t another pair out there exactly like yours.
Feet have so many intricate parts—over 125 different bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments—that can each vary in size and (to a certain degree) shape. When we customize your orthotics, we make sure every contour and unique variation is factored. The result is a product that can relieve foot pain and give you a true sense of comfort!
Not sure if you would benefit from a pair of custom orthotics? Make an appointment with HFAA and we can determine if these medical devices can take away your foot, ankle, knee, hip, or lower back pain. To contact our office, simply fill out our online form or give us a call at (309) 661-9975.