Orthotics are devices worn inside of a patient’s shoes to provide extra support and therapy for any number of foot conditions. Orthotics work by redistributing both the patient’s weight and the way to foot hits the ground while standing, walking or running. Some orthotics are pre-fabricated for general problems, however a podiatrist can offer devices that are custom made for your foot. By taking an impression, the orthotic can be created to correct your unique foot issue.
Orthotist may be used treat a wide variety of problems. These can include:
Orthotics represent a way that patients can significantly improve their lives without surgical intervention. If you want to know if orthotics may be right for you, get in touch with one of our two Chicagoland locations today to schedule an assessment.