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Do Orthotics Really Work? YES–And Here’s How!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Posted in Active Life,physiotherapy for knee pain,physiotherapy solihull | Posted by philevans

Are you tired of missing out on the joys of life due to persistent pain?

Whether it’s struggling to keep up with daily activities or feeling discomfort during your favourite hobbies, pain can cast a shadow over every aspect of your life.You’ve heard of orthotics, those inserts for your shoes that promise relief, but you’re sceptical – do they really work? Let’s explore the answer to this common question and discover how orthotics could be the key to unlocking a pain-free life.

What exactly are orthotics?

First, let’s understand what orthotics are. Orthotics, also known as insoles or shoe inserts, are specially designed devices worn inside your shoes to provide support, cushioning, and alignment to your feet and lower limbs. They’re tailored to address specific bio-mechanical issues, such as over-pronation or supination, and can help improve overall foot function

Do Orthotics Really Help?

Yes, but don’t just take our word for it. Let’s hear from one of our clients who experienced firsthand the transformative power of orthotics

“I was suffering with problems in my lower back for years, and these problems spread to my glute, hamstrings and right down to my feet. I was waking up on a morning and it took me minutes to be able to stand up straight–not great for what is considered a fit 35 year old man. I looked into some local physio’s and came across Urban Body Physiotherapy, so I booked an appointment pretty quickly. When I got there, I was greeted by a nice young woman called Zoe. After a few pleasantries and I’d explained my problems, she recommended some orthotics, or insoles, to help my posture. Now, like most men, I thought what a waste of money it would be, but I went ahead with it anyway, thinking what’s the harm–if they don’t work I just won’t wear them.

I was wearing them for a few weeks and felt ok, but I didn’t really think I was benefiting from them. This is about the time I stared walking with a friend on a morning. We always did the same route. Up hills and down hills, often slippery ground.

On one walk, I forgot to put my orthotics in. I thought nothing of it, thinking they don’t do anything anyway, I’ll be fine. WELL I WAS PROVEN VERY WRONG. Not even half way round the walk, I could feel my hips aching, back tightening, and my feet and ankles were weaker. Everything felt uncomfortable. From an easy 90 min walk, I suffered for days.

This is when I knew my insoles were working and worth every penny. Not only that, but it had me asking for a second pair. Months on now, and I can tell within minutes when I haven’t got them in,because everything feels off balance.

Orthotics in, just feels right. They are a necessity when leaving my house now. Keys, money, phone, insoles. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”

This experience highlights the real-life benefits of orthotics. While initially sceptical, he experienced a stark difference when he forgot to wear his orthotics during a walk. The discomfort and pain he felt without them served as a powerful reminder of the positive impact orthotics were having on his daily life

We’re Here To Help

At Urban Body Physiotherapy, we understand the importance of finding solutions that work for you.

If you’re ready to experience the power of custom orthotics and take the first step towards a pain-free life, we’re here to help.

Reach out to our team todayand let us guide you on your journey to lasting relief.

Don’t let pain hold you back any longer. Contact us now on 0121 270 6045 and discover how orthotics can make a difference in your life.


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