Stay Active Your Entire Life (Orthotics Can Help!)
Baby Boomers, you’ve already had quite the trip.
You danced to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and then disco hit the scene. You worked out with Jane Fonda and managed to make banana-seat bicycles cool.
Now that you are approaching retirement—if you aren’t already there, of course—many of you may not be quite ready to slow down just yet. And that can be challenging when your body keeps telling you the opposite.
Of course, if you listen to what your body tells you on a day-to-day basis, you will find that you are still able to lead quite an active life—even well into the Golden Years!
And since listening to your body is a smart move, we have some good news:
Studies have shown that those of your generation are more likely to seek medical care whenever foot and ankle problems develop.
In the podiatry world, you have a reputation for never accepting foot pain as a natural part of the aging process—because it isn’t!—and always wanting to know which the best available options are for actually resolving the problem.
That is awesome!
This not only puts you in our “favorite kind of patient category,” but it also helps you live healthier, more active lives for as long as possible.
As you clearly already know, promptly addressing symptoms and preventing conditions is a must when it comes to steering clear from the hundreds of foot problems that could potentially keep you from doing the things you love.
After all, seeking early treatment can drastically increase your chances of preventing irreversible damage.
In those instances, custom orthotics can make a huge difference. Though we still haven’t found the fountain of youth, we are here to tell you there are more treatment options available than ever before, including these customized medical devices.
Even better, orthotics are available at a potentially lower overall cost when compared to other treatment options you may have been trying.
Keep reading to find out why custom orthotics are the best way for you to prevent foot injuries and conditions—and how this method of treatment can help you save money in the long run!
Who Should Consider Custom Orthotics?
Well, the case can be made that just about everyone should consider custom orthotics.
The reality is that upwards of 80% of human population experience unalignment of the feet (to at least a certain degree). This means that around 4 out of every 5 of us should already be wearing custom orthotics.
At the same time, the remaining 20% may also want to think about getting a pair of custom orthotics, however, so that they can:
Evenly distribute their bodyweight onto their feet.
Relieve pressure on their heels and arches.
Prevent any future discomfort caused by continuous daily strain.
If you still aren’t convinced, then let us tell you yet another reason why custom orthotics are great:
How Can You Save Money by Choosing Custom Orthotics?
By wearing custom orthotics, you can save a lot of money in the long run! (And, here at Sunshein Podiatry Associates, we know saving money is a Baby Boomer’s trademark.) That’s why we aim to not only provide you with the best foot care possible, we also take the health of your wallet into consideration.
See, our goal is to direct you towards the most effective and least costly treatment to fit your specific needs. (Good luck getting places like The Good Feet Store to make that claim.)
In this sense, choosing to wear orthotics is a no-brainer!
In fact, many insurance companies are now completely covering orthotics in order to save money themselves – if your feet are in good health, then that is less money they need to allocate on getting them back in shape. And that right there shows definitively that podiatrist-prescribed orthotic devices are (more than) worth every cent.
Let’s break this down and take a closer look at how orthotics will save your hard-earned cash:
- You will decrease the number of visits to your podiatrist’s office – which will reduce medical costs.
- You will avoid the need to undergo costly surgeries – which will also reduce medical costs.
- You will decrease abnormal wear and tear of your shoes – which translates to less money spent on buying new shoes.
- You will avoid the need to take time away from work – which can result in loss of money.
- You will avoid letting foot problems keep you from enjoying precious moments with your family and friends – which is truly priceless.
So are you ready to get your feet the comfort and support they need and deserve? Then come visit us today!
Looking For More Info? Download Our Guide!
Exercise is just one component of living a healthy lifestyle despite your peripheral neuropathy. You also want to make sure you maintain a healthy diet, and of course work closely with your medical team (including the folks here at Sunshein Podiatry Associates) to make sure you get the advanced treatments you need.
To help you with the “at home” component, we’ve written a brief downloadable guide on health and wellness. Keep it on your phone or print it out to keep those diet and exercise guidelines easily accessible and top of mind!