Abnormal walking patterns or gaits can lead to pain and further complications. Wearing custom orthotic shoe inserts can oftentimes help, correcting the irregularities in walking patterns and relieving pain.
Orthotic devices are designed to control the function of the foot. They work to improve strains and aches in the legs, thighs and back. They can also absorb shock, relieve pressure from uncomfortable areas and improve balance. Orthotics can be especially useful for those who suffer from diabetes, arthritis and deformities.
An orthopaedist can recommend the type of orthotic that's right for you, and if necessary, design a custom orthotic that will fit your feet.