5 Conditions That Can Be Treated With Custom Orthotics
If you’re dealing with pain in your foot or ankle, you’ve probably been advised that custom orthotics are an effective treatment option. And with today’s advanced fitting techniques, which includes 3-D imaging, there’s no better time to put your best foot health forward. Today Dr. Stuart Snyder and Dr. Sara Sharma of Maple Springs Foot Center, LLC are sharing the top conditions that can be effectively treated using custom orthotics.
Who Can Benefit From Orthotics?
People who have low, high, or no arches.
Anyone who needs gait correction.
People who suffer from diabetes or other disorders that increase foot problems.
Athletes and those who participate in sports and other high-impact activities.
Children with gait or foot issues.
Someone who’s regenerating their ankle or foot after a sprain.
Conditions Orthotics Can Treat
Flat Feet: This condition can put immense strain on tendons and cause painful conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and other conditions. If your arches have lowered or you have no arch at all, the right orthotics are crucial.
Toe Problems: A number of conditions can affect your big toe. These include bunions, turf toe, big toe arthritis, toe numbness and other painful conditions that can make your entire foot uncomfortable. Orthotics redistribute the pressure that’s causing the pain.
Hip Pain: Having an improper gait can throw your lower body out of alignment and cause several painful conditions. Orthotics can help balance your movement and keep one side from getting all the stress.
Shin Splints: Those sharp bolts of pain you get when running or walking are not just annoying - they’re also a sign that something is causing severe injury to the ligaments of your shinbone. This can occur when you use an incorrect running technique or if your feet roll inward. Orthotics help support the ligaments and lessen the strain on them.
Ankle sprain: Even after healing, a sprained ankle will be weak and cause painful flare-ups if it’s not properly rehabilitated. Custom orthotics can help if you start wearing them early on in your recovery to keep the ankle steady.
The best orthotics are those that are custom-fitted. OTC versions can provide relief from minor ailments, but they need to be replaced often and don’t provide the customized support of one made just for you.
At Maple Springs Foot Center, Dr. Stuart Snyder and Dr. Sara Sharma are dedicated to bringing you the latest innovations in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot conditions. We know that foot problems can be incapacitating, but we also know that in most cases they can be cured. Call our office today at (301) 762-3338 to schedule an appointment or schedule your visit online.