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Understanding Orthotics

Last updated 4 years ago

If your doctor has recommended that you use an orthotic device, it means that you could benefit from a special shoe insert. Orthotics are ideal for those with a range of conditions, including bunions, plantar fasciitis, limb length deformities, and Morton neuroma, in addition to general foot pain. Orthotics are available in a variety of types and sizes. For example, some orthotic devices cover the entire length of the interior of the shoe, whereas others may only be positioned under the heel. Orthotic devices may be custom made or they may be purchased over the counter.

Orthotic devices offer significant benefits for those with foot pain and certain conditions. They provide additional support for the foot and the ankle, and they can help with proper alignment. The extra cushioning relieves stress exerted on the foot and ankle during activity. Orthotics can even help prevent certain medical conditions, such as ankle sprains.

The physicians of Englewood Community Hospital provide caring, personalized healthcare to residents throughout Northport, Englewood, and Venice, FL. You can get a referral to a family physician or specialist at our hospital by calling our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 658-1598.


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