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Alvaro's Custom Made Foot Orthotics

WHY YOU MAY NEED ORTHOTIC SUPPORT. 

  

Our Certified Board Pedorthist makes custom mold, and creates a CUSTOM ORTHOTIC suitable for your  foot!                                   
   


When an individual's doctor or podiatrist recommends orthotics to improve functioning, support, or comfort, he or she is typically referred to an pedorthist
who can custom fit inserts.

The pedorthist usually takes careful measurements and creates plaster molds of a person's feet.
 
The specialist uses the molds to form orthotics that match the shape of the patient's feet.
 
In some cases
, individuals must purchase special shoes which enhance the support provided by custom made orthotics.

There are two basic types of custom made orthotics: hard, rigid models for stability and soft models for comfort and shock absorption.
 
Rigid orthotics are commonly made out of carbon-fiber
 , copoly  or another hard plastic, and are designed to add support to the feet, legs, and lower back.
 
People with flat feet
bad ankles , arthritis or lower back pain use rigid orthotics to correct foot problems and provide stability when walking or standing for long periods of time.

Soft orthotics can be formed from foam, gel, and other soft, flexible materials.
 
They are designed to ease foot pain and absorb shock while walking, running, and jumping.

 
People with sores, warts, corns, bunions
, and other maladies on their feet usually benefit from soft custom made orthotics, as the material reduces friction between their shoes and their feet.
 
Athletes use soft orthotics to minimize the tension put on their feet from constant running, jumping, and stopping.

An individual with very minor foot soreness or an athlete looking to improve performance does not usually need to be fitted for custom made orthotics.
 
Rather, many pharmacies, sports stores, supermarkets, and shoe retailers sell commercial orthotics that come in standard shapes and sizes.
 
Commercial orthotics are not specially tailored to a person's feet, though they are usually effective at providing extra cushioning and support.
 
Anyone who believes he or she may benefit from commercial or custom made orthotics can ask their physicians or podiatrists to help them determine the best options.

As you walk your heel swings from side to side very slightly, like the pendulum on a clock.
 
If, however, your heel swings too far when you walk or run, your foot may be overpronating, or flattening too much.
 
This incorrect movement stresses and weakens parts of your foot. Over time, you may develop symptoms in your feet ranging from a change in shape to pain when you walk.

Custom-made orthotics are devices that support and gently reposition the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet, enabling these structures to work together as nature intended, to make each step you take pain-free.
 
 

                                         

Unlike shoe inserts bought over the counter, however, custom-made orthotics are built from molds of your feet to meet your unique needs.
 
At Alvaro's Orthopedic Footwear, they're typically made with comfortable thermoplastic , EVA foam materials , carbon-fiber and copoly which are guaranteed to last for years, and can be designed to fit in dress shoes, athletic shoes, boots, and skates
.

Custom-made orthotics can relieve many different types of foot pain including:

heel pain plantar fasciatiis, arch pain, pain caused by running, walking, and other athletics pain related to diabetes, morton neuoroma, matatarsalgia, postibia tendon, loss of fat padding under planter aspect of the foot and many other kinds of foot pain related to bunion, trauma, sprains and other sorders.  

               

 


 

 
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