Orthotics, also known as orthoses, are custom foot supports that are designed to fit your feet much better than over-the-counter arch supports. Bayside orthotics help to balance the biomechanical inadequacies of your feet and legs. Orthotics offer many benefits to patients as the help to correct foot and ankle conditions and alleviate symptoms caused by them.
There are numerous reasons patients use Bayside orthotics. Some of the most common reasons patients use orthotics are to treat: heel and arch pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain, such as chondromalacia patellae and runner’s knee, and lower leg tendonitis; which is a problem with the Achilles and posterior tibial tendon, and “shin splints”. “Shin splints” is a term used for lower-leg pain that’s located below the knee on either the outside portion of the leg (anterior shin splints) or the inside of the leg (medial shin splints). Orthotics are also used to treat other conditions such as: flat feet, heel spurs and neuromas. Flatfeet is a condition in which the arches of the feet are flattened to the extent that the entire soles of the feet touch the floor when you stand up. The condition often causes problems with your knees and your legs because it can alter the alignment of your legs. Heel spurs are calcium deposits that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. They can sometimes cause heel pain. A Neuroma; also known as a pinched nerve or nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue that is usually located between the third and forth toes. It’s a very painful condition with some very unpleasant symptoms such as pain, a burning sensation, tingling or numbness between the toes and the ball of the foot. Foot orthotics are an asset to patients with flat feet, heel spurs and neuromas because they help to alleviate unpleasant symptoms and also help to correct abnormal walking patterns by changing the angles by which the foot impacts a walking or running surface.
To learn more about Bayside orthotics, you should consult with our podiatrist. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.