Foot orthotics are shoe inserts that are engineered to eliminate discomfort while making standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient. They are designed to control foot functions by treating walking imbalances (biomechanical conditions).
An 'orthotic' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, arch pain, shin pain, achilles pain, flat feet, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Foot Orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. For custom orthotics we recommend the Dr Foot Podiatry Clinic in Birmingham.