September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month, and one of the best ways to improve balance and prevent falls is with custom orthotic shoe inserts and braces that can also help with many other foot and ankle problems. Improper arch support and pronation problems can be corrected along with corresponding knee, hip, and back pain. Expertly made and placed orthotics will provide rapid relief and help prevent future problems, so be sure to contact your foot doctor.
Your foot care professional can evaluate the structure and movement of your feet with a computerized gait analysis to properly form and place your orthotic devices. At Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Melissa Robitaille and Dr. Todd Newsom treat virtually all types of foot and ankle disorders, including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and heel pain. Equipped with leading-edge technologies such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and laser surgery for toenail fungus, we provide specialized, compassionate service for patients in the Pooler, Georgia area of Chatham County. For any pain and discomfort you are experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact us today at (912) 988-3323.