Orthotics Reading

Orthotics can be considered one of the best solutions to managing foot, back and leg pain.

This treatment option can be a solution for a number of foot conditions.

Orthotics often involves the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the limb. Orthotics are fitted in your shoe and are prescribed by a professional. These items can be custom made or pre-fabricated (off the shelf) and are designed specifically for your condition. Here in my clinic we use pre-fabricated orthotics.

Orthotic insoles can help treat a wide range of leg, back and foot problems. You may be a good candidate for orthotics if you experience some of these symptoms:

  • You have pain in certain areas of your foot / ankle
  • You have deformities with your feet (bunions, hammertoes, and more)
  • You need assistance in improving your ankle or foot function
  • You want to reduce the risk of other injury or further injuries

Orthotics are fitted into your shoe or designed to accommodate a range of different conditions of the foot. A qualified podiatrist will recommend an orthotic that has been proven effective based on your diagnosis.

During your podiatry appointment in Reading, I will conduct a physical exam of your feet and look for areas that could be the cause of your pain. When you have just noticed the early symptoms or you are starting to notice that the symptoms of pain are starting to get worse, working with a podiatrist can make sure that your symptoms of pain can be managed. A podiatrist can conduct the full physical exam of your feet and then make recommendations.

Our orthotics are designed to be flexible and to add cushioning into your footwear.

Making sure that your feet are in the proper position can make sure that you can see a reduction in pain without invasive treatments. Orthotics can be custom-made or pre-fabricated (as used in the clinic). Orthotics can be used alongside ankle / knee braces that can improve your level of support.

If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment for biomechanics assessment, view a view to possibly needing orthotics, call 0118 939 1361 or send an enquiry to schedule an appointment.

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Orthotics can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions including:

Orthotics can be an extremely useful tool in helping people who suffer from a wide array of conditions, allowing them to find relief to improve their quality of life. There are different types of orthotics solutions for various conditions, ensuring that people get the solutions that they need to get back to living their lives to the fullest. This will take a look at how orthotics can help specific conditions.

Orthotics For Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)

Orthotics can help to redistribute the weight as well as relieve pressure on those more sensitive areas of your feet. This offers more stability so that you can get more support as you walk and can correct the movement of the joint. This will also help reduce the stress on the joint, which can lead to worsening of your arthritis.

Orthotics For Bunions

When it comes to bunions, orthotics can help through supporting your foot. This will reduce any excessive pressure on your big toe joint, which will not only reduce the symptoms of the bunion but also slowing the progression of the development of the bunion.

Orthotics For Flat Feet

Getting orthotics for your flat feet is beneficial because the bunions can balance out the body, alleviate pain, and can help keep your spine in alignment. Orthotics can also help you reduce the risk of developing any issues with your back, ankles, hips, and knees.

Orthotics For High Arches

Through supporting the foot, orthotics can reduce inflammation that you may suffer from in your foot. With very high arches, you can get even more stress on your feet than normal and this can often lead to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and shin splints.

Orthotics For Diabetes

Orthotics made for people with diabetes can be very beneficial. These will offer more support and shock absorption, giving you more protection than you would find with traditional shoes. This added protection will not only reduce the stress and pressure on your foot, but it can also reduce the amount of wear and rubbing that occurs on your skin.

Orthotics For Hammertoes

Hammertoes’ orthotics will exert the straightening force on your muscles so that it bends your toe. The point of this is to prevent the muscles from tightening up in a curled position, which can worsen the condition.

Orthotics For Heel Spurs

Custom orthotics are very helpful in helping with issues of heel pains. These will be specifically made to reduce the pressure points both on and around the heel, while still offering adequate support for the other parts of the foot.

Orthotics For Back Pain

Because orthotics improve stability in your feet and improve your gait, this can reduce lower back pain.

Orthotics For Bursitis

Orthotics can reduce the pressure on the various parts of your foot, which can reduce the discomfort of bursitis.

The overall goal of orthotics is to help control the foot and put it in a better position for walking, standing or running. Orthotics can be used to work alongside physical therapy exercises.

If you suffer from any of these conditions or think that you may, you will want to see a podiatrist. Podiatrists can diagnose any foot conditions that you may suffer from as well as find the orthotics solution that will best work for your specific needs.

If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment for biomechanics assessment, view a view to possibly needing orthotics, call 0118 939 1361 or send an enquiry to schedule an appointment.


Call 0118 939 1361 or email michael.rooks@btconnect.com to make an appointment.

Alternatively you can email me directly via the contact me page.