Has your podiatrist recommended custom-fit orthotics? Orthotics, or shoe inserts, correct problems in gait, arch support and foot stability. Shaped to fit your foot exactly, these simple, but highly effective, devices help children through seniors walk properly, relieving disharmony which chronic conditions, diabetic wounds and injuries cause. Cumberland Run-Walk is the specialized shoe store which provides orthotics for the Somerset, KY, community.
What does shoe orthotic do?
Crafted according to your foot doctor's prescription, custom-made orthotics correct problems with the motion and balance of the foot (functional orthotics). Other types of orthotics support, cushion and alleviate stresses from wounds, deformities or skin conditions such as corns and calluses (accommodative orthotics).
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recommends custom orthotics to treat a variety foot and ankle problems such as:
- Plantar fasciitis and its associated heel pain and/or heel spurs
- Achilles tendinitis
- Flat feet (fallen arches)
- Deformties such as bunions and hammertoes
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Shin splints and other overuse injuries
While they cost more at the outset than drugstore shoe inserts, custom orthotics get the job done right and last longer because they are made from quality materials. Plus, over the counter products cannot deliver the fit and comfort which specialized orthotics do.
Patients with new orthotics need about a week or two to adjust to how their feet feel and to how they walk. However, many experience substantial pain relief and better function right away. The APMA says getting accustomed to orthotics resembles adjusting to new glasses.
What we do
Your Somerset, KY, shoe store, Cumberland Run-Walk, works closely with the podiatrists at Cumberland Foot and Ankle Centers of Kentucky. Jim Sheridan is our certified pedorthist, skilled in foot measurement, gait analysis and everything else necessary in crafting medical-grade shoe inserts and in fitting people with shoes best for their unique needs and preferences.
Additionally, your Somerset, KY, shoe store offers only high-quality footwear, including running shoes, which pair well with custom inserts for maximum therapeutic results. Cumberland Run-Walk delivers spa- and medical-grade services such as pedicures, treatment of toenail fungus, and other services which promote healthy, happy, attractive feet.
Come see us
At Cumberland Run-Walk, we help scores of people achieve excellent foot/ankle function and comfort through orthotics. We're open 8:30 to 5 Monday through Friday, and walk-ins are definitely welcome. Call for more information at (606) 678-9864.