Orthotics are specialised insoles which are inserted into shoes to correct specific foot problems which may be contributing to pain elsewhere. The job of the feet is to absorb and transfer body weight during standing, walking, running and jumping. If the feet are not doing this efficiently problems can arise in other areas. Poor foot mechanics can be a primary cause or contributing factor in problems such as “shin splints”, knee pain and back pain. Most problems are multi-factorial so thorough assessment is needed of all relevant areas as orthotics alone will rarely be a full solution.
At Stranmillis Physiotherapy we can fit you with orthotics if needed.