One of the more common treatments for certain foot maladies is the use of an orthotic. An orthotic is a custom fitted shoe insert designed by a podiatrist. While a store-bought shoe insert can help with your specific problem, the orthotic is often the best bet.
Conditions that orthotics treat include:
To create a custom orthotic, your podiatrist will have to take a 3-dimensional cast of your foot. They will also observe your gait and how well you distribute body weight as you walk. Once done, they can begin to craft the specific orthotic just for you.
Types of orthotics include:
Orthotics that are specifically designed by your podiatrist will service your specific conditions. If your orthotic doesn’t fit well could possibly lead to more serious foot maladies.
If you believe you have a condition that may benefit from an orthotic or have any other concerns about your feet, make an appointment with Dr. Melissa Robitaille or Dr. Todd Newsom at Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists, 114 Canal St, Suite 703, Pooler, GA, 31322. Call us at (912) 988-3323. They will assess your condition and apply the most appropriate treatment for you.