Alleviating Foot Pain & Correcting Trouble Walking
Do you experience discomfort when walking, standing, or running? It is important that you do not ignore the signs your body is sending you, such as aching pain in your feet, ankles, or legs when you put your body through stress. Instead, turn to a skilled Newtown orthotic device expert at Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists for medical care and treatment.
Choosing the Right Type of Orthotic Device
One of the simplest solutions we can offer our patients to alleviate pain and related symptoms are orthotic devices. Orthotic devices are shoe inserts or devices which can be used to correct pain and other problems with walking. These devices come in three categories which are intended to alter the function of your feet, protect your feet, and combine protection and function.
There are three main categories of orthotic devices:
- Rigid orthotics: If you wear dress shoes, such as the formal shoes required in some offices, rigid orthotics may be a great solution to help control the function of your feet. This type of orthotics can also be used for walking or running shoes.
- Soft orthotics: If you have arthritic or diabetic feet or suffer from deformities, soft orthotics could be the answer for you. This type of orthotics can help to increase balance, absorb shock, and alleviate pressure from your feet.
- Semi-rigid orthotics: If you exercise regularly or take part in athletic sports, semi-rigid orthotics are likely the right type of device for you. This orthotic can be used to treat many types of foot problems, including flatfoot and pain during training or competitions.
With so many different types and styles of orthotic devices to choose from, it is always best to consult a Newtown orthotics doctor. We are committed to working one-on-one with our patients to help you find the right solution to alleviate or reduce your symptoms.