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.
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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.