Defining Custom Orthotics for Athletes & Runners
If you're looking for custom athletic orthotics in El Paso, Albuquerque and the Las Cruces area, you're in the right place! Whether you are looking for a sport-specific orthotic or simply want something to assist you in your recreational activities, our team is here to help you every step. Our sport custom orthotics for athletes are custom-made and can help improve shock absorption and prevent stress from injuring your knees, feet, ankles, and more. We use personalized materials to craft each pair of insoles and allow for more even weight distribution on the foot. Whether you are a runner training for a marathon or you simply like to walk or play the occasional game of recreational soccer, you'll experience the firsthand benefits and feel a genuine difference.
Poor foot mechanics that don't have the right support can result in ankle pain, foot pain, back pain, and other frustrating and painful injuries that can impact every athlete. With the right sports orthotic support tailored to your needs, you can continue to enjoy the recreational and competitive activities you love while knowing that your specific needs are being met.
Orthotics for feet are worn inside of your shoes as insoles that are designed to address and treat biomechanical foot issues
Types of Athletic Orthotics Services We Provide
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Who Can Custom Athletic Orthotics Help?
Whether you are looking to protect and preserve your health or you want to make your walk more efficient, there are many people who can benefit from sports orthotics. An athlete might put sports orthotics inside of their running shoes to help maximize their performance or to treat or prevent an injury such as a sprain or a strain. Custom orthotics can also help address biochemical misalignments and make footwear that much more comfortable.
Generally speaking, orthotics can also help those who might be suffering from back or pelvic pain or those who are experiencing some sort of lower extremity issue. As soon as any biomechanical faults are detected, it's easier for the medical provider to address the consequential mechanical issues. Outside of being an athlete, those who experience a change in sleep posture can experience a misalignment that should be treated.
Athletic orthoses come with a range of benefits:
- Increased contact surface area that helps create a better weight distribution when walking or running;
- Reduced shock absorption;
- Decreased muscle fatigue;
- Faster recovery for the legs after training;
- Improved balance and stability;
- Optimized energy transfer throughout the body;
- Optimized propulsion or forward movement that helps preserve energy.
- Stage 1: Initial Evaluation
During the initial evaluation, you will meet with your doctor to discuss your diagnosis and how our tailored solutions can fit into your life and your routine. We will discuss the different options that are suitable for you.
- Stage 2: Measurements
Once we have decided on the best sports orthotics options for you, we will take measurements. In some cases, we will make a cast with plaster or another malleable material.
- Stage 3: Fabrication
We then take the measurements, casts, or scans that we obtained during your appointment and send them to a network of fabrication facilities. Here, they will work to fabricate your final device.
- Stage 4: Orthotics Delivery
The final step is receiving your orthosis. Your clinician will work with you to ensure that it doesn’t only fit well, but that it functions how it should. They’ll discuss specific wearing schedules and best practices as well.
Patient Success Stories
How long is orthotics for athletes worn?
The length of time that you wear your orthotic device depends on your particular injury. Some people continue to wear their orthotic device for the rest of their life while others may only need it for a short period of time.
What athletes may need orthotics?
Athletes who play any type of sport could need an orthotic at some point. Regardless of the sport, orthotics help to support athletes in their movements and make them feel comfortable regardless of the original injury that they encountered.
How much do custom orthotics cost on average?
On average, custom orthotics for athletes can cost anywhere from $200-$800 depending on the specific needs of the individual. It's important to factor in other costs that might be associated with the costs such as office visits that may be required or the need to replace the top of the surface if it wears out.