Custom orthotics are helpful for many lower body ailments from plantar fasciitis to knee pain to low back pain.
Orthotics in Kansas City
Orthotics are the use of foot inserts in shoe wear to improve the biomechanical efficiency of the foot and ankle, and indirectly change the functional gait of a person walking. The positive effects of orthotics range from treating ankle and foot pain to low back and hip pain. There are many different kinds orthotics available to the public. Orthotics that you find in the store can be useful to help alleviate minor issues and deficiencies with the foot and ankle. Custom orthotics are required to correct more severe issues with foot and ankle mechanics and used when generalized orthotics are unable to alleviate pain or promote the correct functional dynamics of a person’s foot or ankle. Orthotics can be made of a multitude of materials like gel, foam, cardboard, leather, and cloth. The important thing for a person to consider is that the orthotic is personalized for your specific gait biomechanics and deviations and creates the support one needs.
What It Treats
Orthotics can help treat all of the following conditions:
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hip pain
- IT band syndrome
- Any lower extremity condition
How Orthotics Work
Orthotics aim to correct ankle and foot biomechanical dysfunction by placing the ankle in a good neutral position that allows for optimal walking and running. Orthotics provide arch support, correct toe placement, calcaneus position, and even tibia orientation to the ankle.
By correcting inefficient mechanics with the feet and ankles, orthotics can help get you out of pain and back to sport, recreation or work.
How F.I.T. Uses Custom Orthotics
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes custom orthotics that we fit specifically to each patient’s dysfunction. The orthotics are specialized to correct YOUR dysfunction and biomechanical discrepancies that you have with walking or running. F.I.T. uses a specialized method that includes a foam mold for the orthotics, video assessment of gait, dynamic foot print during walking using pedograph assessment and pictures to assess and provide the best orthotics for our patients.
F.I.T. also provides corrective running and walking instruction, rehabilitation exercise, and soft tissue methods to decrease pain and improve gait in combination with orthotics.
Frequently Asked Questions
F.I.T. & Hanger Orthotics: What's the difference?
Much like you would experience at Hanger, here at F.I.T. we too will take molds of your foot structure to develop orthotics that best compliment your biomechanical needs.
are Orthotics right for you?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.