Brandi Schlossberg advocates the use of orthotics, believing they can help address painful foot and ankle conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Foot orthotics work can treat plantar fasciitis, for example, by reducing the pressure being placed on the heel. Additionally, they can help spread shock absorbed by the foot.
Orthotics can also improve the foot’s biomechanics of the feet. Of course, having good or improved biomechanics can prevent or reduce the likelihood of plantar fasciitis in the first place. However, as with any treatment, Schlossberg advises consulting with a physician first before investing in foot orthotics.
Foot orthotics serve a wide range of usefulness when it comes to foot and ankle conditions. If you are undergoing discomfort in your feet, see Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont can treat your foot and ankle needs.
What are Ankle Foot Orthotics?
Orthotics are physical aids used to support weak limbs or direct the proper function of limbs. Often they are used to support the ankle and foot. Such orthotics are known as AFOs. AFOs help strengthen the muscles or train them to function in the proper position. AFOs can also benefit muscles that need to be lengthened or loosened.
Why might you need orthotics?
Orthotics are often prescribed when someone is suffering from diseases that affect the musculature, like polio and multiple sclerosis. However, more common conditions like arthritis and stroke, or those that “toe in”, may also require orthotics.
Modern orthotics have improved dramatically from the metal braces of previous years. Many of today’s orthotics are made of lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of comfort and support. Often the orthosis is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored.
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