The newly revamped How Does It Work? Exhibit at the Children’s Museum
of Houston is full of creative contraptions and interactive fun for those
interested in what goes on behind the scenes in order to make things function,
perform, and operate.
You don’t have to have a kid’s curiosity to wonder about such
things, though. Our patients often ponder how
custom orthotics work in comparison to store-bought inserts, and while there’s not
an exhibit to explain it, Dr. Aleisha Allen is here to shed some light
on the inner-workings of these helpful devices!
Store-bought inserts are a great start to providing you with added cushion
and support, but only if that’s all you’re looking for or
need. If you are experiencing foot pain, it’s typically the result
of an inherited foot structure causing bad biomechanics and improper alignment,
and a one-size-fits-all insert purchased over the counter just isn’t
enough. While these devices can add comfort, they cannot actually correct
the problems that are causing you pain in the first place. That’s
where custom orthotics differ.
Custom orthotics are made to order, following the unique contours of your
feet, and providing modifications needed to address your specific needs.
A computerized device captures 3D images that allow us to design these
one-of-a-kind devices just for you. Yes, they offer additional cushion
and support like their store-bought counterparts, but they also help hold
your foot in the proper position, distribute your weight evenly, and alter
your biomechanics so that you step correctly and without pain.
flat feet and
high arches to
bunions, and more, custom orthotics can help with a variety of conditions. Find
out more by giving us a call at our Houston, TX office. Just dial (713)
493-7372 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule
an appointment. We’ll get you back on your feet pain-free!