Can orthotics improve biomechanics?

Abnormal biomechanics, the way your feet move and bear pressure, can be due to flat feet, high arches, tight tendons, or muscular imbalances. The goal of orthotics is to add support to realign your feet, ankles and legs into a neutral position—not too far in or out, or twisted. The straighter your bones line up, the more efficiently they propel you forward, with less energy wasted on compensating for improper alignment.

Custom shoe inserts are “built” to your foot specifications. Need more arch support? We’ll add thickness to fill in the gaps. Pressure on bones in the ball of your foot? We can put more cushioning there to absorb the impact. Sore heels from striking hard when you run? Heel cups or accommodative devices with extra padding can lessen your pain.

When you can run normally again, it means less stress all the way up your body. Many times correcting foot posture can also help with knee, hip, and back pain. For expert fitting and a quality product, get your orthotics from Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center. Just call (303) 423-2520 and set up an appointment at our west Denver area offices in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO.