How Orthotics Help

Orthotics from your podiatrist in Alexandria, VA, can make you and your feet feel better

If your feet hurt, the rest of you hurts too. When you have foot pain, you can also have lower leg and back pain, making it difficult to walk, stand, and enjoy your life. Your feet are nature’s shock absorbers, saving your body from stress. You can help your feet feel better. The answer is custom orthotics, available from your podiatrist.

Dr. Angelo Pace at Advanced Pace Foot And Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA, provides comprehensive foot and ankle care, including orthotics to help you and your feet feel better. He has two convenient office locations on Walker Lane and Sherwood Hall Lane in Alexandria, VA, to help you.

Orthotics can help you get relief from many medical conditions affecting your feet. Orthotics are an excellent treatment solution if you have:

  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Orthotics can also help if you play a sport which causes foot stress. These are just a few of the sports you can play more comfortably with orthotics:

  • Jogging
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Aerobics

Your podiatrist may also recommend orthotics if you:

  • Have had a traumatic injury to your feet
  • Are experienced gait issues
  • Need help with balance and posture

Orthotics have several different types. Your podiatrist can recommend the option best for you. Consider:

Soft orthotics made entirely of soft materials, which are an excellent choice for balance problems, relief of foot stress and shock to your feet, and for diabetic or arthritic feet.

Semi-rigid orthotics made of both soft and rigid materials, which are a great option for pediatric foot problems, sports injuries, or sports-related stress on your feet.

Rigid orthotics made entirely of rigid materials, which are superb for relieving tendon and muscle pain in your feet and legs.

To learn more about how custom orthotics can help you and your feet feel better, call Dr. Angelo Pace at Advanced Pace Foot And Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA. You can reach him in the Walker Lane location by calling (703) 971-7100, or in Sherwood Hall Lane by calling (703) 360-9292, so call today.