Are you suffering for any muscle, ligament or joint pain in your lower back, legs or feet? If so, it’s possible that improper foot mechanics may be the cause. One way to tell is to look at your shoes for excessive wear-and-tear in a short period of time, especially on the inner and outer heels.
Excessive pronation (the ankle rolls inward) or supination (the ankle rolls outward), over time, can lead to fatigue and microscopic tears in your muscles and tendons. Eventually, you may develop other conditions, such as Achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel spurs, metatarsalgia or plantar fasciitis, due to the added stress and strain on your joints, muscles and ligaments.
However, custom orthotics can correct these biomechanical imbalances of the foot and ankle. But a lot of people believe they need a prescription in order to buy custom orthotics.
Fact: You don’t need to see a doctor and get a prescription to purchase custom orthotics.
The orthotic companies market to physicians and chiropractors since they routinely see patients with foot conditions or pain. However, most healthcare professionals have never been taught proper pedorthic techniques. They only know how to make an impression of a patient’s foot based on what the orthotic manufacturer has taught them to do. A prescription is only necessary if insurance is going to be used for the purchase. The insurance company requires it.
A certified pedorthist (C.Ped.) is a medical professional who has studied foot anatomy and pathology, biomechanics, and the design, construction, modification and fitting of footwear and foot orthotics. Therefore, a pedorthist is specialized in making custom orthotics to address your specific footwear needs.
The ezWalker® Custom Performance Orthotic is biomechanically designed to help your feet walk more efficiently. It has been proven to improve foot health in as little as 6 months (the average is 1 year).
ezWalker® Custom Orthotics are ultra thin, ¾ in length, and transfers easily from shoe to shoe. You don’t need special shoes to wear a custom orthotic. These custom orthotics can be worn in almost any type of footwear. The ezWalker® fashion/dress custom orthotic designed for fashionable high heels can even be worn in sandals. Contact customer service for details.
The ezWalker® Custom Performance Orthotics can be purchased via the Internet; therefore, anyone, from anywhere, can own one. We also offer one-on-one fittings at no extra charge for local customers and free consultations via the phone or Skype for non-local customers. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Because … when your feet feel good, you feel good.