A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes. Orthotics can improve the pain caused by osteoarthritis of the foot and/or ankle in a number of ways:
Orthotics can change the distribution of force through the foot and/or ankle.
Orthotics can act as cushions to reduce the force through the foot and/or ankle.
Orthotics can change the alignment of the foot and/or ankle.
Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole. Proper Custom orthotics is an important part of an overall treatment program for people who suffer pain or have diabetes.
In addition, prescription foot orthoses help prevent future problems from occurring in the foot and lower extremity by reducing abnormal or pathological forces acting on the foot and lower extremity.
orthotics can serve an important role in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the foot and/or ankle. Healthcare professionals who are skilled in treating osteoarthritis of the foot and/or ankle can advise whether orthotics would be helpful and how to get the correct type. Healthcare professionals can also advise on the appropriate type of shoe to wear with an orthotic.
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The mechanical operation of the foot and ankle can cause ankle stability. The talus which connects the lower leg and foot, playing a vital role in the operation of each. Since there are no muscular attachments, it is affected by both axial rotations of the leg and the foot. This motion transfer between them. Due to the movement coupling, sudden supination of the foot translates to rapid external rotation of the leg, damaging the lateral collateral ligaments.
foot orthotics can be used to address the imbalance and improve body position and allow greater ROM. By increasing ROM with Foot orthotics the body has sufficient time to react when it senses sudden imbalance.
To treat chronic ankle instability, we also need to retrain the muscles and ligaments to properly distribute weight for balance.
The orthotics can treat muscular problems, as well. They take some pressure off the injured tissue and allows the muscles and ligaments to heal. This can also help to prevent new sprains.