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Orthotics can be an important tool for ensuring proper alignment and function of the body. Orthotics are designed to provide support and improve biomechanical movement and function of the feet, ankles, and legs. Often orthotics are prescribed for those who have problems or pain.  Especially if there is an issue with their gait, or someone who has foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain.

Orthotics work by providing additional support and cushioning to the feet which help reduce pain and discomfort and improve gait. It can also work to correct foot and ankle misalignments, which can help to prevent further injuries or problems in the future. Orthotics also help to distribute weight evenly across the foot, which can help reduce pressure on certain areas of the foot. This can be particularly helpful for flat footed individuals or those with problems in the arches of their feet.

Finally, orthotics can also help improve balance and stability.  Which can be important for the elderly or people who have suffered injuries that affect their balance, such as ankle instability.

So, there are many reasons why orthotics may be beneficial, as they are important for proper alignment and function, they can be effective to manage pain, improve gait and prevent further injuries.  If you are experiencing issues, it may be worth speaking to a healthcare provider about whether orthotics could be a helpful option for you.