The foot and ankle are the foundations for the overall posture of the body. How they perform can affect how your skeletal body feels and performs. The stability and efficiency of the foot and ankle promote better foot health and overall body function.
Orthotics are biomechanical devices that insert into your footwear. These devices are custom made and are designed to alleviate pain and discomfort. A custom-made orthotic enables the joints and the bones of the foot to function more efficiently while standing and in motion.
The purpose of foot orthotics:
- Excessive Foot Pronation (flat-feet)
- High Arch
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Children's Problems including In-toe, Out-toe Instability
- Neuromas (burning on ball of the foot)
- Foot Pain and Fatigue
- Corns, Calluses
- Ulcers (deflection of pressure)
- Lower Back
- Leg Pain and Fatigue
- Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Orthotics for Kids
Children who are walking may benefit from orthotics if compensating for a foot deformity (e.g., flat feet, intoeing, skew foot). Orthotics are used to correct, control or compensate for a bone deformity or soft tissue ailment. A Chiropodist may determine that a child needs biomechanical orthotic devices to improve foot and leg function.
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