Custom Orthotic Inserts Treat Many Foot and Ankle Problems
Custom orthotic shoe inserts perfectly fit your foot shape and are used to treat many foot and ankle problems and to increase athletic performance. Proper weight distribution is essential to the correct functioning of your feet and ankles. Improving your gait mechanics also aligns your spinal column which helps your knees, hips, and back.
Orthotic inserts can also be combined with specially-made shoes for patients with diabetes. They can help treat foot ulcers and isolate foot deformities like hammertoes and bunions to relieve pain and discomfort.
Conditions treated with custom orthotic shoe inserts include the following:
Arch problems and gait mechanics
Deformities like bunions and hammertoes
Your podiatrist will perform a computerized gait analysis and recommend orthotics that will address any pronation and arch problems. Other types of orthotic inserts like pads and cushions can provide heel lifting and isolation.
Custom orthotics are especially helpful to athletes and will help to improve performance while decreasing the chance of injury. For patients who have diabetes, custom footwear can be created with room for any necessary inserts. Since muscle weakening more adversely affects the extremities, it can lead to weak and unstable ankles. Be sure to talk to your podiatrist about ankle stabilization devices that can help to avoid falls.
For help with arch problems and to get the perfect custom orthotic inserts, contact your foot care professional. Call Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC located in Martins Ferry, Ohio and St. Clairsville, Ohio, as well as Wheeling West Virginia. With access to advanced technologies, Dr. Bruce G. Blank and his staff can help you manage all of your foot and ankle conditions. Call 740-633-4188 or make an appointment online today.