Have you ever had sore feet? As we age, changes in the shape of our feet, the support of our ligaments in the feet, and previous injuries, can cause strain and pain. This is where a custom orthotic is a good idea to provide the needed support for your feet.
The foot is the foundation of function and orthotics help to correct some of the common biomechanical flaws which lead patients to experience foot pain, among many other symptoms that are solved with corrected mechanics. Orthotics provide biomechanical support to improve standing, walking and overall function. This reduces stress to the arch of the foot and helps healing. By reducing stress, orthotics can also improve function of the knees, hips and lower back.
Orthotic inserts allow the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. Orthotics can decrease pain, alleviate pressure, and increase stability in an unstable joint. In addition, orthotics are used to treat specific pathologies such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, hammer toes, heel spurs, and arthritis. Our techniques ensure that our orthotics fit the contours of your feet allowing for maximum support, comfort and function.
Although custom orthotics are more expensive than off-the-shelf devices, they last much longer and provide more support or correction.
If you suffer from the conditions below, then you can benefit from our custom orthotics and physical therapy treatments.
- Plantar fasciitis, a common painful inflammation of the sole of the foot towards the heel, most easily recognized by its tendency to cause pain first thing in the morning
- Arthritis, which often affects different joints of the foot
- Diabetes, which interferes with circulation in the feet, requiring custom shoe modifications or custom-built footwear to alleviate pressure points
- Metatarsalgia, a painful foot disorder that affects the bones and joints at the ball of the foot
- Heel spurs, a growth of dense tissue or bone growing out of the calcaneous bone on the heel. This is due to excessive pressure on this region from changes in walking
Other potentially treatable conditions include patellofemoral knee pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and bunions, as well as numerous systemic pathologies that (like diabetes) affect the function of the lower limbs.
BTE Work Simulator
Adams Physical Therapy Services is the only local provider of the BTE Work Simulator. With this machine, we can replicate many every day work and tasks of employers. The Simulator is designed to measure load and capacity of the individual carrying out the task. The result is that deficits are exactly pinpointed which leads to a specific treatment plan to help the patient adjust back into full duty work without injury to the patient.
To learn more how our specialized custom orthotics may benefit you, call us today at Portland & Winchester, IN Centers to talk with one of our expert physical therapists. We will have you feeling your best and light on your feet!