Orthotics In Fairfax, VA
Your feet take on a tremendous burden, helping you stand, walk, run, and carry your weight throughout your life. It’s only natural for your feet to become tired and stressed. One of the ways your podiatrist can help your feet is with orthotics.
How Orthotics Can Help You
Orthotics can help relieve the stress and strain on your feet by acting as shock absorbers. They can prevent heel stress, support your arches, help restore balance, and correct walking or gait issues.
Why You Should Choose Custom Fit Orthotics From Your Podiatrist
Custom fit orthotics are designed and made specifically for your feet. Over the counter orthotics are a cookie-cutter approach and may not work for your individual foot problems. Custom fit orthotics offer you the benefits of an orthotic made just for you.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Orthotics
Orthotics are an excellent choice for a wide variety of foot and toe conditions, including:
• Foot pain
• Diabetic neuropathy
• Fallen arches
• Heel pain
• Plantar fasciitis
• Sports-related foot stress
• Foot or toe injuries
• Pediatric foot issues
Types of Orthotics
There are several types of orthotics to choose from, including:
Soft orthotics, to cushion your feet and absorb the impact from walking or standing and help with balance. This type of orthotic is made completely of soft materials and is an excellent option for diabetic neuropathy, arthritis, or foot structure issues.
Semi-rigid orthotics, to help with balance. This type of orthotic is a great choice for joggers or runners, or to provide support for fallen arches. Semi-rigid orthotics are made with a combination of rigid and soft materials.
Rigid orthotics, to limit movement of your joints and provide stability. This type of orthotic is excellent for relieving tendon strain and reducing pain in your lower leg, thigh, and back muscles. Rigid orthotics are made entirely of hard materials.
To learn more about orthotics and other foot and ankle services, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Steven Vetter and Dr. Jugal Dharia at Oakton Foot and Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA. You can reach them in the office by calling (703) 352-8888, so call now!
Whether you are an athlete, someone who is on their feet all day for work or dealing with recurring foot problems, you could benefit from wearing custom orthotics.