WHAT ARE ORTHOTICS? 

Custom-made foot supports known as orthotic devices that are worn under your heel and the arch of your foot are referred to as orthotics. These devices are molded to be anatomically matched to your foot and they do more than just provide support. Orthotics are designed to realign your foot to a neutral or natural position to alleviate pain in your feet,
legs and back, as well as to restore balance, improve sports performance, and relieve foot fatigue. 

Research shows that the majority of foot problems can be directly connected to skeletal imbalance. More people tend to have some amount of either hyperpronation (flat feet)_ or hypersupination (high arches). The presence of these conditions can cause the foot to be unstable during normal everyday activity. This constant stress on the feet can lead to pain in the feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips, and back. Orthotics can improve function in the foot by compensating for existing imbalances and in most cases can relieve or prevent the associated pains.
 
There are other types of orthotic devices and when you call 817-481-4000 to make an appointment in Grapevine or Keller, we will go over those other types with you. 

Feet for Life, 
Richard A. Nichols, DPM 
Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists 

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