Understanding Orthotics: Types, Benefits, and Uses

When you suffer from foot pain, it can make your life miserable. Orthotics can help you get relief from foot pain and other foot conditions. The podiatrists at The Podiatry Associates provide a wide range of foot and ankle services, including orthotics. They have three convenient office locations in Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, to help you and your feet.

What You Need To Know About Orthotics

Foot problems and foot pain don’t just affect your feet. Your legs, knees, and back can suffer too. Your feet absorb the shock of impact when you walk, jog, or run. If your feet are compromised, you need help with shock absorption. Orthotics can provide the help you need. Orthotics are an excellent choice to treat:

  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fallen arches
  • Ball of foot pain
  • Gait issues

These are the most common types of orthotics and their uses:

Soft orthotics, created entirely of soft materials, help support your feet and work as shock absorbers. Soft orthotics can help with foot pain from arthritis or diabetes.

Semi-rigid orthotics, created with a combination of soft and rigid materials, help with balance problems and fallen arches. Semi-rigid orthotics can provide the support and cushion you need if you run, jog, or do other activities which have a high level of foot stress.

Rigid orthotics, are created entirely of rigid materials to limit joint motion, provide stability, and give support to strained tendons and ligaments. Rigid orthotics can provide relief from back and leg pain.

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the types, benefits, and uses of orthotics and how they can help you, talk with the experts. Call the podiatrists at The Podiatry Associates. You can reach them in:

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