Step into Alignment: How Custom Orthotics Optimize Biomechanics and Relieve Pain


As a healthcare professional at East Village Physical Medicine, I have witnessed countless patients struggle with chronic pain and back pain. These conditions can significantly impact one’s quality of life, limiting mobility and causing discomfort. At EVPM, we use many techniques to alleviate pain and get our patients bodies back into harmony, and custom orthotics is one that does just that. In this blog post, I will explore the benefits of orthotics, particularly in addressing pain and back pain, and how important having your base in alignment is for the rest of your body.

Understanding Orthotics and their Role in Pain Management​

Orthotics, as custom-made shoe inserts, provide more than just cushioning for the feet. They are designed to offer support, alignment, and improved biomechanical function to the entire body. By taking a holistic approach and incorporating custom orthotics, we can address imbalances, improve alignment, and reduce stress on various structures throughout the body. This comprehensive approach not only alleviates pain and discomfort but also enhances overall performance, mobility, and quality of life. Biomechanics, the study of how the body moves, functions, and distributes forces, reveals the intricate relationships between muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. When any part of this interconnected system is misaligned or functioning improperly, it can result in pain and discomfort. Recognizing that the feet are the foundation of the body, orthotics play a vital role in optimizing biomechanics by correcting imbalances, improving posture, relieving pain, and enhancing overall body mechanics.

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The Benefits of Orthotics for Pain Relief

Orthotics offer a range of benefits for individuals experiencing pain, including back pain:

  1. Enhanced Alignment: Misalignment can cause strain and discomfort throughout the body. Orthotics promote proper alignment, reducing stress on the joints, muscles, and ligaments.

  2. Improved Shock Absorption: Walking and running exert force on our feet, which can travel up the legs and spine. Orthotics absorb shock, minimizing impact and reducing the strain on the body.

  3. Optimal Support: Custom orthotics are tailored to provide the right support and stability for your feet, offering relief from conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and high arches.

Taking the Next Step Towards Alignment

At East Village Physical Medicine, we recognize that each patient is unique, requiring individualized solutions. That’s why we offer custom orthotics tailored to your specific needs. Our experienced team conducts a thorough assessment, considering factors such as foot structure, gait analysis, and medical history to design orthotics that optimize your comfort and promote pain relief.

If you are suffering from pain or back pain, orthotics may be the game-changer you’ve been seeking. Schedule an appointment at East Village Physical Medicine for a comprehensive evaluation and consultation. Our experts will assess your condition, discuss your symptoms and goals, and if we see you could benefit from them, create custom orthotics designed to address your specific needs. Don’t let pain limit your life – take the first step towards lasting relief today.