There are many uses for Orthotic Devices. Some of these devices can help children with flat feet, or athletes may use them for pain mitigation. Over-the-counter orthotic inserts may be used for mild symptoms but are often too small to treat a full range of foot disorders. Others are custom-made to fit the average foot shape. Whatever the reason, orthotic devices can help improve function and efficiency. Here are a few common uses for orthoses.
Before fitting an orthosis, a patient must bring their shoes and socks to the appointment. In some cases, the orthotic may even recommend a specific type of footwear. The orthodontist will then fit the device to minimize discomfort. If the child can wear the orthosis at home, it may be necessary for the patient to wear shorts or short sleeves when wearing the orthotic.
On the other hand, Rigid orthotics are designed to control …Read more →