Do you know about the Sunday Brunch Food and Cultural Tour that takes place on Sundays from 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM? This tour consists of an easy stroll through historic downtown Roanoke filled with deliciousness. Enjoying the culinary delights from our local eateries reminds us of the difference between having a meal cooked specifically for you by an accomplished chef, and something you get in a paper bag from a drive-thru window. That is very much like comparing custom orthotics to store-bought inserts.
Fast food can be functional. You eat it and your hunger will go away. It’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but the chains have to make everything the same, more or less, for millions and millions of customers. This is very similar to shoe inserts that are mass-produced and sold in retail stores. They serve a purpose, but may not be what you require.
On the other hand, custom orthotics are medical devices that are crafted especially for you by professionals who will ensure that these inserts conform to the unique contours of your feet. We are talking about a five-course meal that is cooked to your specifications and provides exactly what you need.
Store-bought inserts can provide extra cushioning and added arch support for when you need such features. They can certainly perform those functions, but are not intended to treat any medical conditions. When you come into our office, we will analyze your condition, provide an accurate diagnosis, and then create your pair of orthotics. These devices can be used to treat plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bursitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, diabetic foot ulcers, and an assortment of foot, ankle, and heel pain.
When you need a pair of orthotics that are designed to treat a medical condition and are created specifically for your feet, come in and see the experts at Shenandoah Podiatry. Call our Roanoke office at (540) 904-1458 or use our online form today.