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What Conditions Do Orthotics Treat?

Has standing, walking or running become increasingly painful or uncomfortable? If so, your podiatrist at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria, Angelo Pace, DPM, may recommend orthotics. Orthotics are custom inserts you place within your shoe that can help realign your foot, better accommodate foot deformities, improve foot and ankle functionality, and reduce pain and discomfort.Orthotics

How Do Orthotics Work?

Orthotics work by changing the way the foot strikes the bottom of the shoe. Some orthotics provide extra cushioning and support while others rotate or adjust the angle of the foot. Some help improve balance, while others redistribute foot pressure. Every orthotic is different. Your podiatrist at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria can help you find just the right orthotics for you.

What Conditions Do Orthotics Treat?

Orthotics come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges and can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions and complaints. For example, orthotics can be used to ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, shin splints, Morton's neuromas and plantar fasciitis. They can decrease the pain and discomfort associated with bunions, corns, calluses, flatfoot and hammer toe. They can be even be used to help prevent ankle sprains, sports injuries and foot, knee and hip pain.

What Benefits do Orthotics Offer?

While orthotics are not right for everyone, they can make a significant difference in the physical function and well-being of those who do benefit from them. For example, orthotics can reduce pain and discomfort, improve balance, and reduce the risk of injury. They come in a wide variety of prices to accommodate almost any budget, they are noninvasive, and they are not permanent.

If you are currently suffering from foot-related pain or discomfort and are wondering if orthotics may be right for you, today is a great day to find out. Call Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria to set up an appointment with Dr. Pace today.