- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Achilles tendionosis.
- Ankle and forefoot pain.
- Low arched feet.
- High arched feet.
- Diabetic foot complications.
- Running injuries
- Knee and lower back pain.
- Tired aching legs and feet.
- Morton’s neuroma.
If a custom device is required, and an examination is performed to determine the foots range of motion and mechanical position and a casting is performed to capture this position. A prescription is written and sent with the castings to the lab for fabrication of a device recommended by our physician to properly control your foot stressful condition and alleviate your pain. The materials used to make the orthotics are dependent upon your foot flexibility or inflexibility, sports or activities including work that you are involved with, your weight and especially your foot structure. This is determined by our physician at the time of your biomechanical examination and casting
When they return from the laboratory they will be dispensed after properly checking them for fit and proper fabrication. Our Dr. will follow you during your adjustment period until you are functioning well with the orthotics and without pain complaints.
Orthotic therapy rarely fails when prescribed for appropriate conditions in which they will improve function. They are not however the panacea for all foot problems. In some instances surgical correction will be ultimately necessary to solve related foot conditions.
Achilles tendinitis can also be quite severe requiring surgical debridement if not treated early and aggressively. Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory therapy along with rest most often resolves this condition. Sometimes heel lifts can be used to reduce tension stress to the Achilles during recovery.
Ulcers are most common in patients with diabetes but can occur in patients with poor circulation, either from poor arteries or vein problems. Early intervention or treatment can prevent more serious complications such as infections and amputation.