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How is Orthotics Beneficial in Treating Leg Abnormality?

Sometimes people may suffer from conditions like painful foot, shin splints, extreme ankle pain or leg length discrepancy. At such times, they are prone to limping and staggering due to difficulties in the movement of their lower limbs. In that case, availing Orthotics services at reasonable prices can work wonders and help alleviate their pain.

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What is Orthotics and who needs it?

The discrepancy in the length of your legs can cause alignment issues and pain. The branch of Orthotics brings about an alignment as far as the length of the legs is concerned. This is done by using customized shoe inserts that are prepared through the application of biomechanics and cutting edge technology like a 3D laser scan. As part of foot orthotics, the shoe inserts support, align, and improve the functions of the foot, knees, ankles, hips, and spine. Thanks to the use of modern technology, the shoe inserts are of the right fit and extremely comfortable in carrying out routine activities.

Foot orthotics, like the one provided by the orthotics services at Peel Podiatry Clinic – Mandurah helps in improving the muscle mechanics, controlling the position of the foot segments, and ensures a lesser expense of energy. By wearing these, a person suffering from leg length discrepancy can walk around confidently and prevent injuries to his or her lower limbs.

It is needed by people who suffer from the following problems.

  • Recurrent spraining of ankles.
  • Suffer from a chronic back pain or persistent pain in the foot, ankles, knee or lower back.
  • One or one side of their shoe sole wears out faster than the other one.
  • Feet arches are substantially flat.
  • They hurt their feet more often.

Advantages of using Orthotics

The shoe inserts remove the ‘length difference’ of the particular foot and help in aligning the foot right up to the spine. As the spine, hip, knee, and ankle are suitably aligned, the pain subsides and the person can carry out normal activities without any hassle. To achieve this objective, the foot/feet are strapped for a period of three to four days on a trial basis. In fact, the podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic – Mandurah determine the level of correction needed for a patient based on the working of the strapping. If the strapping is able to reduce the pain and help the patient to walk freely, the shoe inserts are considered to be successful. The shoe inserts, apart from treating issues like leg length discrepancy, can treat conditions such as Osteoarthritis of the foot, Heel Spur, Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis, Sesamoidities, knee pain, Peroneal Tendonitis, and Morton’s Neuroma among others.

Cost-effectiveness of the treatment

The total cost of the treatment is relatively less when compared to surgery. The treatment cost usually includes free reviews and adjustments for the first few months at Peel Podiatry Clinic – Mandurah


Orthotics remains the best and the most cost effective method of treating a slew of feet abnormalities. It is arguably the better way of curing a person of such abnormalities rather than going through costly and painful surgery.

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