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The Benefits Of Orthotics

How orthotics from your podiatrists in Fairfax, VA, can help your feet.

You may not be thinking about how much orthotics can help your feet, but the fact is, orthotics can help decrease the stress on your feet and body because your gait affects more than just the feet. Dr. Steven Vetter and Dr. Jugal Dharia at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA, offer comprehensive foot care services, including a wide selection of orthotics to help your feet.

When your feet hurt, it may be tempting to purchase a pair of generic orthotics from your grocery store. These can be helpful for some people, but if you have chronic foot pain, you and your feet deserve custom orthotics, made just for you by your podiatrist.

These are the most common types of orthotics to help you and your feet:

Rigid orthotics, which are created from hard plastic materials are a perfect choice to provide support to your feet, legs, and lower back. They are also a great choice to relieve joint and tendon stress and strain.

Semi-rigid, which are created from both soft and rigid materials are an excellent option for people who play sports that cause a lot of foot stress. Runners, joggers, and hikers can benefit from these orthotics.

Soft orthotics, which are created completely from soft materials provide superb cushioning for feet that have been compromised from arthritis, diabetes, or bone problems. They can do a lot to help with foot pain.

Orthotics can help your feet feel better. To find out more about types of orthotics and how they can help you, call Dr. Vetter or Dr. Dharia at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA. You can reach them at (703) 352-8888, so call today to schedule an appointment!