Adler Footcare Blog

What to Do if Custom Orthotics Hurt Your Feet

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

feet_next_to_orthotic_shoe_insertsFinally! Your custom orthotic shoe inserts are ready for you to pick up. Who knew you could get so excited about orthotic shoe inserts. You’ve been looking forward to them for weeks because you’ll finally be able to manage your foot pain and get back to actually enjoying daily activities – like taking long walks through the park or just standing and watching your child’s soccer game without being distracted by your feet.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain

Do You Need Custom Orthotics or Something Else When You Run?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 26, 2015 3:00:00 PM

If you’re a runner you probably know about over-the-counter or custom orthotics. Whether you need them or not, they’ve probably been recommended to you as a solution to help any foot pain you may be experiencing when running. Sometimes orthotics are a good solution, but pain in your feet could come from a variety of common issues, many that can be helped by correcting the root problem. Learn more in the following article excerpt.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, HyProCure, Running

What To Do When Custom Orthotics Aren’t a Good Fit for Your Feet

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Nov 16, 2015 2:32:31 PM

Many people with chronic foot pain turn to orthotic shoe inserts to provide extra support or help correct an irregular walking pattern that exacerbates foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes or plantar fasciitis. If you use over-the-counter or custom orthotics, then you know how difficult it can be to find the right shoes to wear with them. The article excerpt below provides some tips when looking for the right shoes to wear with your orthotic shoe inserts.

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Topics: Foot Care, Custom Orthotics, HyProCure

What to Do When Custom Orthotics Aren’t Helping Your Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Nov 10, 2015 5:09:07 PM

Can you imagine life without your shoe inserts? Walking, running, exercising, and even standing, would suddenly become painful again. You may have successfully used over-the-counter or custom orthotics for years to manage your foot pain, but the truth is they are only a temporary fix.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain, HyProCure

3 Things to Consider About Over-the-Counter & Custom Orthotics

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

People consider getting custom orthotics for many reasons – they can help manage the pain that comes from a foot problem like bunions, they can help correct an irregular walking pattern, and orthotics for flat feet can offer extra support and cushion in all the areas of the foot where you need it. There are two types of orthotics that you should know about before slipping them into your shoes.

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Topics: foot problems, Custom Orthotics, foot pain

Will Custom Orthotics for Flat Feet Prolong the Life of Your Shoes?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When you purchase a good pair of shoes you want to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck. If you have flat feet you’re willing to spend a pretty penny on shoes that also offer you the right support and protect you against foot pain. But shoes do eventually wear out, so when you’re investing in a pair you want to get as much wear and tear as you can out of them. Custom orthotics are often recommended to help pain caused by fallen arches, but will custom orthotics for flat feet actually prolong the life of your shoes too?

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Topics: foot problems, Custom Orthotics

A Better Solution Than Custom Orthotics for Flat Feet

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you have flat feet or fallen arches, then you’ve probably tried over-the-counter or custom orthotics for flat feet that promised a quick fix, great support, and the opportunity for you to live life without foot pain. You also probably experienced disappointing results and are looking for a better solution. There is one, but first you have to expand your understanding and get to the root of the problem.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain, HyProCure

Why You May Be Misguided by Custom Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s hard to find something you didn’t even know you should be looking for. If you have heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, and you’re looking for over-the-counter shoe inserts or custom orthotics to help you out, you may be looking in all the wrong places. Before we talk about another treatment option, let’s understand the basics of your foot problem.

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Topics: foot problems, Custom Orthotics, HyProCure

Can Custom Orthotics Cause Shin Splints?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 27, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We came across this status update on Facebook the other day: “My new orthotics are killing my feet and now I have had shin splints for the last 2 weeks. Has anyone else had this problem?”

In other words, do orthotics cause shin splints? Simply put: No! However, there’s so much more to it than that. If you can relate to this problem, then keep on reading.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics

Why to Make a Switch from Custom Orthotics to HyProCure Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

May 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Are you getting wary of using the same type of treatment day in and day out for your foot pain? It may be time for a permanent change. Especially if you’re currently using custom orthotics to help treat your foot pain, you should consider switching gears and learning about an exciting new treatment available that is a much better alternative. We know some people aren’t good with change, so we’ll ease into telling you about it, one step at a time (pun intended!).

You’re probably currently using custom orthotics (shoe inserts made especially for your unique foot structure) to treat your foot pain caused by:

  • An irregular walking pattern
  • Flat feet/fallen arches
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Over-pronation
  • Lack of support from shoes

Many of these issues are not only causing your foot pain, but also pain and secondary problems in other parts of your body like your knees, hips, back and joints.

While you might feel like custom orthotics are working just fine for you, they really are only a temporary fix and don’t address the actual problem. They only help manage the problem by absorbing shock, stabilizing the foot, taking pressure off sore spots, or adding extra support and protection.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain, HyProCure