The feet will be exhausted within the day of work. It is the most tired part of the body aside from the hands that normally do the work. Foot pain or ache is normally experienced when you have suffered from injury or any cause of foot pain. Thus, looking for the treatment and the ailments can help reduce and eliminate the bad condition.
Your Foot Clinic has a team of professional podiatrists who perform podiatry and orthotic services.
What is podiatry?
Podiatry is designed for ankle, foot, and lower extremity disorders, performing the following approaches:
- Surgical treatment
A specialist who performs podiatry is called a podiatrist. The podiatrist performs the following jobs:
- Evaluate (abnormalities and diseases)
Podiatry can be performed for people of all ages. Podiatrists provide treatment of any high-risk patient, such as the elderly and those with risk of amputation. If you are suffering from foot or ankle issues caused by a sports injury, skin problems, arthritis, or joint pain, you may see a podiatrist. It is the right specialist who manages and treats any symptom that involves the foot and ankle.
What is an orthotic?
An orthotic is a medical specialty, focusing on the orthoses design and application. An orthosis is used, an external device, to influence the functional and structural characteristics of the skeletal and neuromuscular systems. An orthotic device is an orthopedic appliance with the following functions:
- Prevent/correct deformities
The static orthoses are invariable, used to support paralyzed or weakened body parts. An orthosis has several goals, including:
- Controls biomechanical alignment
- Accommodate or correct deformity
- Protect and support an injury
All these are just a few of the very common goals. If you are going to go deep on the goals of the device, you will find out how good it is in preventing and treating almost all feet and ankle issues.
Examples of orthotics
For those who have no clear understanding of orthotics, an example can help you determine whether you or one of your family has the same problem.
- Ankle braces that allow the patient to stand straight.
- Wrist braces
- Arm braces
- Spinal orthotics
- Heel casts
These are a few of the orthotics devices that are commonly used. All the devices work for helping patients suffering from pain or difficulty with their movements to perform their activities again like normal. If you have any foot or ankle problems, don’t wait to make it worse, it is best to see a podiatrist as early as possible to get treated.