Each human foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, more than 100 tendons and ligaments and thousands of nerve endings. Factor in the average 8,000 steps each of us takes per day, and the thick skin and extra fat pads with which our feet are equipped do precious little to protect them from wear and tear. It’s no wonder 75 percent of Americans face foot and ankle issues.
As humanity trends back toward more active lifestyles, the number is only expected to grow. Footwear manufacturers have been taking notes on the increasing prevalence of foot problems, marketing their products as capable of addressing such matters. Unfortunately, all those cookie-cutter options fall painfully short on their claims.
At Step by Step Professional Family Foot Care, we’re here to bridge the gap by designing custom orthotics for your unique feet and specific issues. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you overcome your foot condition and improve your overall health.
Our feet are expected to carry around the brunt of our body weight. They repeatedly absorb thousands of pounds of force, doing their best to protect the remainder of our bodies from excessive impacts. All this pressure takes its toll, potentially leading to a number of conditions. Among the most common are:
Those are only a few of the typical foot issues known to develop over time. A range of birth defects, such as clubfoot and spinal deformities, can also be mitigated or corrected with an orthotic device. At the same time, these custom pieces can go a long way toward easing ankle, knee, back and shoulder pain stemming from certain foot-related conditions.
Evidence suggests crude forms of orthotic shoe inserts were used as far back as 2,000 years ago, but the variety we’re familiar with didn’t begin to take shape until the early 1900’s. In the beginning, shoes were developed to accommodate orthotic devices; of course, selection was limited to only a couple styles, and they were very obviously orthotic shoes.
Certain brands realised this growing niche in the market was highly underserved, so they set out on a mission to fill the void. Today’s orthotic-friendly shoes cater to the full spectrum of lifestyles. For ladies, we offer:
Guys with orthotic needs ranging from general and common to highly specific and rare may choose from:
Our Chiropodist is uniquely trained to assess your foot-related problems. With in-depth knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Biomechanics, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Sports Medicine, Microbiology, Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, Orthotics, Medicine and Surgery, your feet are in good hands with our expert team. We’ll create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your requirements and design your custom orthotic device accordingly.
You shouldn’t have to live with foot pain, and when you come to Step by Step, we’ll help make sure it doesn’t have a chance to hold you back. Today’s orthotic devices have come a long way from the cumbersome, barely effective options of the past. Unlike the early days when accompanying footwear left a lot to be desired, you’ll now find an extensive selection from which to choose. Come to us for customized orthotic devices to meet your needs and shoes designed to match your style.