HELPING YOU NAVIGATE YOUR MEDICAL SUPPLY NEEDS
Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking, pain relief and alignment. Including knee, foot, hip, and lower back pain. They can help to realign the bones in the foot and ankle. That will take stress off other parts of the body, like the back, neck, shoulders, and hips. Custom foot orthotics also cushion your feet, provide comfort, support your arches, and evenly distribute your body weight to eliminate pressure on your feet.
How do they work?
Custom orthotics fit inside most shoes. The inserts match the contours of your feet and are designed for the way you move.
Orthotics can help anyone with discomfort relating to walking, or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. A tremendous benefit of custom orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and utilized during most activities.
Custom orthotics can be prescribed by your DPM, MD, DO or chiropractor, and can last well over a year in most cases. Over the counter shoe inserts are available at most drugstores, they lack the custom-built precision of a prescription orthotic and can cause more issues than you already have. These ‘one size fits all’ inserts rarely match your feet or provide the customized support you need.
Interested in orthotics? Contact us and schedule an appointment to discuss how custom orthotics might ease your discomfort. Some insurances do cover foot orthoses (orthotics) and just require a referral and office visit notes from your provider to submit to your insurance company for benefits.
For patients who engage in normal activity levels such as working out, work, hiking, and everyday walking.
For patients who still want to wear a slim-fit dress shoe that would require a narrower orthotic.
For patients that require specific pathologies that need to be treated with specially modified orthotics.
For patients with diabetes.
For patients with moderate to severe musculoskeletal pathologies that require a more supportive and controlled orthotic.
For patients that play professional or recreational sports. This orthotics is used for functional motion and unique shoes of different sports.
For patients that are actively serving in our US Military
For our younger active generation. These are made with specific modifications ordered by a physician.
SOME OF THE MOST CONDITIONS
Foot orthoses are used to treat several conditions such as:
Achilles Tendon Disorder – The Achilles tendon is a powerful tissue and the largest tendon in the body which connects the muscles of the calf to the heel. The Achilles tendon is responsible for generating force to push off the foot and for lifting the foot to be able to clear the ground when walking.
Achilles tendon disorders include: Achilles tendonitis, Achilles paratenonitis and Achilles tendinosis. Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon. Paratenonitis is an inflammation of the sheath sheath that covers the inner surface of a tendon and a type of tendonitis. Tendinosis is the chronic deterioration of the collagen inside of the tendon frequently due to repeated use and abuse.
Diabetes Complications – Patients with diabetes are likely to face dangerous foot problems. Neuropathy and poor blood circulation are likely to lead to unrecognized irritation, injuries and ulcers that progressively develop into worse conditions. Neuropathy ensures that injuries and pains are not felt, while poor circulation ensures that those injuries do not heal. This makes it likely for even a small cut, blister, or foot infection to develop into a much worse infection that can lead to amputation or even the loss of life if entirely ignored.
Flat Foot – There are two major forms of flatfoot:
Adult Acquired Flatfoot: This cause of flatfoot is due to the dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon. Go to that section of the pathology section to review this form of flatfoot.
Flexible Flatfoot: This form of flatfoot originates in childhood due to the skipped development of the medial longitudinal arch past the age of 5. This condition is known to usually be bilateral and have the arch of the foot return to normal when not in weight-bearing. It’s possible that 20% of adults have flexible flatfoot, but that the condition goes unrecognized due to being asymptomatic.
Plantar Fascitis – Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury felt at the bottom of the heel. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar aponeurosis or the plantar fascia which supports the arch of the foot becomes irritated and inflamed. It’s common for patients with plantar fasciitis to also have heel spurs. Issues involving the plantar fascia usually revolve around poor biomechanics.
Shin Splints – Shin splints is a broad term used to describe pain and swelling in the outer aspect of the tibia or shins. Shin splints are usually the result of repetitive stress on the bone due to excessive physical activity with little rest and poor biomechanics. Untreated and unresolved, shin splints can result in stress fractures.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome – The tarsal tunnel is a space inside the outer aspect of the ankle near the bones. The tunnel is covered by a thick ligament called the flexor retinaculum which protects the tunnel. Arteries, veins, tendons, and nerves run through this tunnel. The posterior tibial nerve runs through this tunnel and is the focus of tarsal tunnel syndrome.
The compression or squeezing of this tunnel can cause the nerve to be pinched. Compression of the tunnel can be due to repetitive wear, flat feet, anomalous structures, injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and other conditions. If untreated, the condition can be progressive and will continue to get worse.
XCEED MEDICAL strives to provide the highest quality of patient care with an emphasis on care, cleanliness and expedited services to ensure patient satisfaction. Our team members are made up of highly trained and certified orthotist and orthotic fitters. With a comprehensive portfolio of orthotics, prosthetics and durable medical equipment (DME), our expert team is able to choose from a wide variety of brands, makes and models to ensure each patient’s musculoskeletal pathology is properly stabilized.