Sports Orthotics: Skating (Ice Hockey, In-Line Skating and Figure Skating)
These sports require a "pushing away" motion with the feet, and sudden starts and stops. These repetitive actions place stress on the sides of the feet, arches, and ankles. Our orthotics quickly redistribute these abnormal forces to the entire foot, thus protecting the otherwise stressed areas. And equally important, they stabilize and protect the ankles, eliminating fatigue and pain. Shock absorbency is also provided for the knees and lower back.
How Our Orthotics Work: These sports require the foot, ankle, lower leg, and knee to function as one unit, rather than what they really are: many individual joints, muscles, and bones working together in various degrees of harmony. If the feet and ankles are properly aligned, they can provide the support necessary for the structures above to work harmoniously together, and function as a pain-free unit. In order for this to occur, the feet must be in a neutral position, and align properly with the leg at the ankles. If the feet do not align properly, usually due to a biomechanical defect known as pronation, the ankles become weak and turn in or out. This will produce foot and ankle pain, and prevent the fluid and quick movements needed to turn or stop quickly.
In constructing our custom-made sports orthotics, we utilize an advanced technology which enables our orthotics to gently maintain the foot in its neutral position, thus stabilizing the ankle, and allowing these structures to align properly with the leg. This helps to prevent ankle sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, shin splints, knee pain, and inflammation of the tendons that run down the front of the ankle into the feet. Our orthotics will also provide semi-flexible support to the arch by "giving" to absorb the shock of each movement, rather than our foot (the orthotic acts in the same way that a shock absorber does on an automobile). When weight is removed from the orthotic the arch returns to its original height, since the material we use has a built-in "memory." This action will help to prevent plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain, and lower back pain. Finally, by providing increased padding and support for the balls of the feet using materials that mimic the action of our own fatty pads, these orthotics will not only provide comfort, but also help to prevent stress fractures, joint pain, and callus pain.
Increase Your Endurance and Efficiency: OurFootDoctor.com's custom-made sports orthotics reduce pain and fatigue, help to maintain proper body alignment, and correct for foot and ankle biomechanical defects. This will allow your body to function as a pain-free and harmonious unit, thus increasing your endurance and efficiency.