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An ‘orthotic’ is a precise, custom made shoe insert designed to restore your natural foot function. Many complaints such as foot pain, heel pain, knee pain, sprained ankle, and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.
Who needs Orthotics?
Orthotics benefit people with foot pain, knee pain or back pain, due to poor foot biomechanics.
Here in Cambodia, and other parts of Asia, many people suffer from Flat Feet. Having flat feet simply means the arch of the foot has collapsed and the foot is rolling in “pronation” (inward). This leads to rotational forces during walking that can damage the ankle, the knee and even the lower and upper back.
People suffering from Diabetes also often need a special type of foot orthotic to prevent Ulcers of the feet, which left untreated my lead to infection and amputation.
Foot Pronation leads to internal rotation of the lower leg. The most common result of this is knee and or foot pain.