Far too often nagging foot pain is easily dismissed. I just need to get new shoes. I spend too much time on my feet. It’s fine as long as I avoid putting weight on my left foot. Whatever your excuse is, there is no need to suffer in silence. Visiting a Certified Pedorthist at a specialty footwear store is the first step on the path to lower body comfort.
Find Help with a Certified Pedorthist
Certified Pedorthists are specialists in foot orthotics and orthopedic footwear. They are trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics. Certified Pedorthists help clients improve foot health and maintain proper foot care.
Certified Pedorthists are often found at specialty footwear stores, not big box stores or department stores. And despite the great deals you can find with online shoe retailers, you do not have the benefit of a proper shoe fitting when shopping for shoes online. A Certified Pedorthist will work with you to find out why your pain is occurring in the first place and implement a permanent solution. Whether you are dealing with mild or severe pain, you want to address the problem, not mask the pain.
What is the Source of Your Foot Pain?
There are a variety of reasons that people suffer from foot pain. They can range from over activity to underactivity to genetics to ill-fitting footwear. No matter the cause, the experts at Foot Solutions are trained to assess each person who comes in and provide them with footwear solutions that will help them continue the activities they love.
If your job has you on your feet for hours, you need a shoe with better support and comfort to make those long shifts easier. If you are an athlete but your current shoes are contributing to blisters, Achilles pain, or shin splints, proper athletic footwear can help. If you are dealing with heel pain, new shoes could make all the difference.
You will benefit from going to see a specialist at Foot Solutions even if it’s simply to get a good pair of hiking shoes. You could go to a box store and be sold the most expensive pair thinking it’s the best fit for you because of the associated price tag, but there are so many factors for the perfect shoe that extend way beyond price. An expert will be able to guide you towards an actual solution tailored made for your feet, including a custom orthotic insert for ultimate support and comfort.
It isn’t until we experience pain that we start to ask the question “why are my favourite shoes bringing me to tears?” There could be warning signs all over telling you it’s time to seek out the help of a specialist with respect to your footwear. Doing so will not only save you money in the long run, but it could save you years of unnecessary pain and discomfort.