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What Orthotics Can Do for You
By Marc Goldberg, D.P.M.
August 28, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics  

Custom orthotics in Olney, Silver Spring, Clinton and Kensington, MD can help patients of all ages. These inserts help correct irregular or orthoticsabnormal walking patterns. Arch supports allow people to run, walk and stand more comfortably. The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland can evaluate each patient to determine if custom orthotics will help remedy their foot issues.

More About Custom Orthotics

Prescription orthotics in Olney, Silver Spring, Clinton and Kensington fit a patient’s unique foot structure, making them more effective than over-the-counter varieties. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and are made from a variety of materials. They can change the foot function and protect the entire structure.

Rigid orthotics are designed to help those with walking or dress shoes. They are made of a firm material that is made from a mold from a podiatrist. It helps to control motion in two major foot joints that lie above the ankle joint. They also help eliminate aches, pains in the legs or thighs or strains. Soft orthotics absorb shock and increase balance in those wearing them. They are great for arthritic and diabetic feet. They are made of soft, cushion material that is worn in the sole. They are also made from a mold taken from a podiatrist.

Semi-rigid orthotics offer balance for walking and athletes playing sports. It is made of a series of layers of soft material that is reinforced with rigid materials. It is often prescribed for those with in-toe or out-toe disorders or flat feet. This type helps athletes with pain while they train or compete.

The type of custom foot orthotics that work best for you will be determined during a full exam and discussion of one’s pain and discomfort. For more information about orthotics in Olney, Silver Spring, Clinton and Kensington, MD, call today. Call 301-924-5044 for Olney, 301-439-0300 for Silver Spring, 301-868-7670 for Clinton, and 301-942-8110 for Kensington.