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Find out how orthotics for athletes can help to manage existing issues and prevent problems.

If you are an athlete, you are no stranger to aches and pains that can develop from overuse or strenuous activity. As a sports care specialist, Dr. Aziz has significant experience working with athletes. At our foot care center, we can help you to:

  • Prevent foot injuries
  • Treat existing issues

Orthotics for Athletes by Dr Salma Aziz at Foot and Ankle Specialty Group in Orange County

Why might I need custom orthotics?

If you feel pain while exercising or participating in sports, your feet could be to blame. Custom orthotics support your arches, which in turn helps to make sure that your back, hips, and knees are also supported.

Some of the most common uses for custom orthotics for athletes are:

  • If you’re a runner, you might need custom orthotics to absorb shock while running. If you regularly sprint, custom orthotics can help control your forefoot’s movement.
  • Basketball players use custom orthotics to to control their feet during running and jumping.
  • Tennis players use custom orthotics to provide support and absorb shock, and also allow for greater range of motion.
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Many different athletes can benefit from the use of custom orthotics, even cyclists. Dr. Salma Aziz can talk with you about your typical physical activity level and which sports you participate in. This will help her to gauge whether or not your feet would benefit from the use of custom orthotics.

Common foot problems faced by athletes include ankle sprains, bunions, flat feet, hammer toe, neuromas, tendonitis, planter fasciitis, ulcers, and stress fractures. The majority of these foot problems are a result of frequent, repeated motions or improperly fitting footwear.

As a result, custom foot orthotics made especially for your feet can provide comfort and prevent the condition or injury from worsening. To learn more about how custom foot orthotics can help you with foot problems originating from athletics, contact our office about orthotics for athletes today.

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