How orthotics from your podiatrists in Fairfax, VA, can help you
If your feet hurt on a day-to-day basis, you owe it to yourself to learn more about orthotics and what they can do for you. Here at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA, your foot doctors, Dr. Steven Vetter and Dr. Jugal Dharia, offer a full range of footcare services, including orthotics, to help you and your feet. Read on to learn more!
What orthotics can do for you
Whether you stand all day, walk for extended periods of time, or play foot-stressing sports, your feet sure can take a beating on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, aging, weight gain, diabetes, and other issues can also increase the pressure felt by your feet. Fortunately, orthotics support and cushion your feet, providing them with the TLC they need to get you through your day.
Custom-fit orthotics aren’t just the cookie-cutter inserts you purchase in the grocery store—they are handcrafted just for you in order to provide the individual support you and your feet need. Consider:
- Rigid orthotics if you are having joint or tendon problems; rigid orthotics help relieve the strain on tendons and joints, giving strong support to your feet, legs, and lower back. Rigid orthotics are made of hard plastic and provide great support.
- Soft orthotics if need help with balance and stress relief for your feet; soft orthotics are an excellent choice if you are diabetic, have arthritis, or are suffering foot pain from bone deformities.
- Semi-rigid orthotics if you are playing sports, jogging, or walking regularly need added support; semi-rigid orthotics are made of a combination of soft and rigid materials, so you get the benefit of both.
Interested? Give us a call
To learn more about the different types of orthotics and what they can do for you, call Dr. Steven Vetter and Dr. Jugal Dharia of Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA, by dialing (703) 352-8888 today!