Orthotics For Foot Pain

Uncategorized May 16, 2020

An orthotic, insole, or arch support is a device made to fit your foot. The orthotic goes into your shoe. It is a support device that changes the pressure distribution under your foot and reduces any pain you might have.

If you have pain in your big toe joint for example an orthotic can help support the foot and reduce joint pain. An orthotic can help with heel pain and ankle pain, and even knee pain.  Ask a podiatrist if an orthotic can help you.

Orthotics are either ready made or custom made. They both do the same thing. A custom made device, however is better for some foot types and some foot problems. Ask a podiatrist what type is best for you. 

Did you know an orthotic can?

 

  • Support your foot to improve both comfort and function in your everyday life.

 

  • Help you go for walks without the discomfort you usually have, feeling less tired and not being in pain.

 

  • Help you play your favourite sport without having to stop because your foot or...
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Pain In Your Ankle

Uncategorized May 04, 2020

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains are very common. They occur when you roll, twist or turn the ankle in an awkward way. This might lead to a tear or stretch of the soft tissue bands that hold the foot and ankle bones together. These soft tissue bands are ligaments and they help stabilise the foot and ankle.

Self treatments might be indicated in very mild sprains.  With more serious injury especially if you were unable to weight bear immediately afterwards or you are limping warrants a medical examination from a podiatrist or medical doctor. This is to assess the amount of ligament and soft tissue damage, but also to check for any movement and balance deficits you may have suffered with your injury. In addition how the structural injury can lead to stability issues.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain - more when weight bearing on the injured foot
  • Swelling
  • Bruising (not always)
  • Restricted Range of Motion
  • Instability of the Ankle
  • Popping sound or sensation at the...
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