ORTHOTICS IN AJAX & PICKERING
Custom orthotics are particular heel or shoe inserts prescribed by a doctor. They may be prescribed to treat leg, foot and back problems. Orthotics are typically part of a comprehensive treatment plan which addresses a range of symptoms mostly related to discomfort and pain of the legs and foot. Some of the main goals doctors may have when prescribing orthotics are to correct foot deformities, help the ankle or foot function better, provide additional support to the ankle and reduce the risk for further injuries. Orthotics are more than shoe inserts or heel pads that you can purchase at the local athletic stores. They are heel or shoe inserts custom-made specifically for you. An orthotic will be prescribed if other treatments and off-the-shelf devices have proven to be ineffective in treating your condition. A physical examination focuses on deformities and the parts of the foot that are painful. You may be asked to perform activities like walking. Special imaging or pad can be used. Traditional imaging of the feet such as bone scan, MRI and X-ray may also be recommended to identify areas of injury, damage or arthritis. Custom orthotics can be used to treat a range of medical conditions, including arthritis, bunions, back pain, bursitis, flat feet, hammertoes, diabetes, heel spurs, high arches, plantar fasciitis and injuries. Doctors recommend the use of orthotics together with other treatments, such as the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Orthotics work by offering support and cushioning to the key areas of the feet. The use of orthotics can help avoid invasive treatments such as surgery.