Foot Symptom Prevention
Golf can be hard on feet and custom orthotic provide preventive measures to prevent the development of mechanically related foot problems including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton's neuroma
- Dorsal bunion symptoms
- Bunion symptoms
- Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain)
Custom orthotics can improve power transfer to the swing. While the shoe can anchor the feet to the ground, there is play in the arch joints in many feet that affect the transfer of power. Orthotics effectively bring the ground to the foot and help reduce arch mobility to increase plantar contact with the foot and shoe. In many cases this results in a longer drives with the same swing.
We recommend having dedicated golf custom orthotics so that we can make an adjustment on your pivot foot (right foot for right handed golfers). We add what is called a reverse Morton’s Extension on the pivot foot to enhance more range of motion of the big toe joint and a stronger pivot.
Ankle & Foot Clinics Northwest have been providing custom sport specific orthotics for Greater Seattle area golfers for over 30 years.
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