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Say Goodbye To Foot Pain! 7 Compelling Reasons Why Orthotics Can Be Your Solution!

Apr 18, 2023

If you’re suffering from foot pain, orthotics can be an excellent solution to help you alleviate discomfort and improve your overall foot health. Orthotics are a popular choice for individuals seeking enhanced foot support and overall body alignment. These custom-made shoe inserts provide a wide range of benefits, from relieving pain to improving athletic performance. If you’ve ever wondered why orthotics might be a worthwhile investment for your health, here are some compelling reasons to consider getting them.

  1. Improved Foot Support

Orthotics are designed to provide targeted support and cushioning for your feet. They are made to conform to the unique shape of your foot, ensuring a comfortable fit and optimal support for your arches, heels, and toes. This enhanced support can help alleviate various foot pain and problema such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and bunions.

  1. Pain Relief

One of the primary reasons people turn to orthotics is to alleviate pain. By providing proper foot support and alignment, orthotics can help reduce the stress placed on your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. This can lead to significant relief from foot pain, shin splints, knee pain, and lower back discomfort. They can help alleviate a variety of foot problems, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: a common condition that causes pain in the heel and underside of the foot.
  • Flat Feet: a condition where the arch of the foot is lower than normal, causing pain and discomfort.
  • Overpronation: a condition where the foot rolls inward too much, causing stress and strain on the feet and ankles.
  • Bunions: a painful condition where the big toe pushes against the other toes, causing a bony bump to form on the side of the foot.
  1. Orthotics Can Enhance Athletic Performance

Orthotics can also improve athletic performance by promoting proper biomechanics and reducing the risk of injury. Many athletes, from runners to basketball players, use orthotics to help maintain proper foot alignment during physical activity. This not only helps to prevent injuries but also enhances performance by improving efficiency and energy transfer.

  1. Improved Posture and Body Alignment

Poor foot alignment can have a domino effect on the rest of your body, leading to poor posture and muscle imbalances. By correcting foot alignment, orthotics can help to restore proper body alignment and promote better posture. This, in turn, can alleviate discomfort and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.

  1. Prevention of Foot Problems and Injuries

Insoles can play a crucial role in the prevention of foot problems and injuries. By providing support and cushioning, they help to distribute pressure evenly across the foot, reducing the risk of developing pressure sores, blisters, and calluses. Additionally, proper foot alignment can prevent excessive strain on muscles, ligaments, and joints, reducing the risk of injuries such as sprains and stress fractures.

  1. Increased Comfort and Functionality

Orthotics can also make everyday activities more comfortable, particularly for those who spend long hours on their feet. They can help to reduce fatigue, making it easier to stand, walk, and run without discomfort. This increased comfort can have a positive impact on your overall quality of life.

  1. Customization

One of the key advantages is that they are custom-made to fit your unique foot shape and address your specific needs. This means that you’ll receive personalized support and treatment tailored to your requirements. This level of customization makes orthotics an excellent option for those dealing with specific foot issues or seeking targeted support.

Orthotics can be a game-changer for those dealing with foot pain or discomfort, as well as individuals looking to improve their overall body alignment, athletic performance, and quality of life. By investing in custom orthotics, you can enjoy the benefits of increased comfort, support, and injury prevention. If you’re considering orthotics, call us on: 020 8038 7002 , text us on WhatsApp on: 07568743299 or check out our bookings page to inquire about booking with us.

If you would like to see the process of getting orthotics our friends at Phits created this video: HERE

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Since seeing Louise (following an Achilles rupture repair), I have:

- Made it back onto tennis / squash courts to (tentatively!) celebrate 1 year anniversary of my surgery 
- Ran my fastest 10k at 43.57! 
- Ran 5k in 21:30 (vs pre-surgery PB of 20:18) 
- I increased my single leg calf lift to 59 kg (vs ~18 kg initially a few months ago) 
- I had a final appt with my consultant, who discharged me while congratulating me on a wonderful recovery

All the above is to illustrate that I'm absolutely delighted with the progress I have made since last summer when I couldn't do anything and the outlook seemed bleak. I'll be forever grateful for Louise’s guidance and support as I've navigated the long road back from my injury, and I appreciate the continued advice to help me prepare for more dynamic activity. Louise has been really fantastic and I couldn't have asked for better care.

Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.

Bojan

What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!

Justine

I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!

Barbara

Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!

Daniele

One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.

Pierre

I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.

Mital

Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.

Thomas

Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.

Constantinos

Very professional staff and friendly environment. I felt a lot better after very first session. Appointment are easily available. I would definitely recommend this place

Muhammad

The care I received from ALO Physiotherapy was outstanding from the first session to the last. Sessions with Louise were informative as well as practical, allowing me to understand the context/logic behind treatment as well as tips to prevent future injuries. Louise was always readily available to answer my questions and the treatment process was collaborative rather than being prescriptive. Beyond the expertise of the team the quality of the equipment and facilities was incredibly high and aided my recovery significantly. I would recommend ALO Physiotherapy to anyone who requires physiotherapy treatment in the Marylebone area.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

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