Custom Molded Orthotics
Ankle/foot orthotics are devices that are inserted into the shoes to protect the foot from a wide range of foot problems. Orthotics are available as prefabricated over-the-counter and through a prescription for custom-made orthotics tailored to the individual. Although custom-made orthotics are generally more expensive, they may be more efficient in correcting certain foot and ankle ailments. Typically inserts can be made out of pieces of rubber, leather, plastic, or any other type of synthetic material.
Orthotic devices may be used to:
- Support the foot or ankle
- Align the foot or ankle
- Correct/prevent foot deformities
- Improve function of the lower extremity
Types of Ankle/Foot Orthotics:
- Full contact orthotic
- Heel insert
Orthotics have been known to reduce or even remove pain in conditions such as flat feet, Achilles tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions and heel pain. If you are experiencing foot pain, your doctor will decide if you are in need of foot orthotics as well as the type of orthotic will be right for your foot type.
Foot and Ankle Injuries - Sports Medicine
Many of our patients present with foot or ankle injuries. These injuries could be the result of simply tripping on the stairs, stepping on a foreign object while barefoot or from playing their favorite sports activity.
At our practice we treat a wide variety of foot and ankle injuries which can be very painful and disabling including:
If you have injured your foot or ankle, be sure to see a podiatrist for treatment - and in the meantime, remember RICE.
At Foot Specialist Associates we are specially trained to treat foot and ankle injuries with the latest treatment modalities and best outcomes. We can often see you immediately on the same day of your injury. So give us a call if you are seeking emergency treatment for your condition and we'll take good care of you.