Orthotics are shoe inserts that act as foot supports that help your feet deal with biomechanical deficiencies or injuries. There are two types of orthotics: over the counter (OTC) orthotics and custom made orthotics. For many types of minor mechanical inadequacies OTC orthotics are a reasonable solution. However, those serious about fitness training who need orthotics should always seek out professional assistance and have a custom pair created that addresses their specific physiology.
Custom Orthotics on Avenue Road
The human foot is composed of 26 bones, nearly 3 dozen joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. It’s an incredibly complex piece of evolutionary technology designed by nature to withstand enormous stress and strain over many years. However, feet are not invulnerable and are often imperfect. As a result people require a bit of assistance in order to establish (or re-establish) a proper relationship between their feet and the ground.
If you suffer from less than optimal foot function it’s important to take corrective measures, lest you leave yourself open to a host of cascading problems. This is particularly true if you are an athlete or athletically inclined. Allowing foot alignment issues to linger can cause them to become magnified and painful and take a serious bite out of your performance. Samson Fitness Orthotics on Avenue Road offer an array of orthotic solutions, shoe modification options and custom designed and made orthopedic shoes designed to fit your athletic lifestyle.
The Importance of Custom Fit Orthotics
Over the counter orthotics are fine for correcting minor imperfections in the average person’s gait or helping to address things like repetitive stress issues experienced by waitresses and the like. Athletes and the athletically inclined however need the specialized fit Samson Fitness Orthotics on Avenue Road can provide. That custom fit will allow them to overcome any physiological imperfections while also addressing issues related to injury or wear and tear from their sport.
As Fitness professionals we have vast experience with these issues and are able to devise orthotic solutions that will address them effectively. Keep in mind too that, whereas orthotics for the average person may last 10 years, athletes will often need to have theirs adjusted as they go through various stages of recovery from injury or their role changes within their sport. We can do this as well.
You should never simply place your new orthotics in your shoes and immediately begin wearing them all day every day. The foot will require a period of adjustment to the new reality so the best course of action is to wear them a little longer each day. Also, you shouldn’t wear them while engaging in athletic activity until your foot or feet are completely comfortable with them.
Orthotics can allow you to perform the fitness regime that will return you to prime condition but you need to be careful when choosing the orthotics that are right for you. Samson Fitness orthotics on Avenue Road will provide orthotic solutions for you that will set you on the road to optimal overall health.