Thursday, 09 February 2017 00:00

All About Orthotics

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You may have heard the word "orthotics" before and wondered what they are all about. The word "orthotic" is Greek and means to align or straighten. Orthotics are shoe inserts designed to support and comfort your feet and relieve fatigue.

But orthotics are not like those generic shoe inserts that you can buy at a pharmacy or grocery store.  Orthotics are custom-made just for your feet and designed specifically to treat your particular condition. They will fit only your feet. Over-the-counter shoe inserts may provide temporary relief from pain but will never address any chronic foot issues or biomechanical problems.

Here's an added bonus: If you participate in sports or exercise programs, orthotics can even improve your performance as they help to minimize soft tissue vibrations and aid in stabilizing your joints.

Orthotics Can Resolve Many Foot Conditions

At Abramov's Comprehensive Foot Care, we classify orthotics as either functional - to tackle problems with foot and ankle motion such as faulty biomechanics, or accommodative - to relieve pain with extra support and cushioning.

Custom-fitted orthotics can relieve the pain and discomfort of many types of foot and ankle problems including:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arches that are too high
  • Arthritis
  • Ball of the foot pain
  • Bunions
  • Corns and calluses
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Flat feet
  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Heel spurs
  • Misalignments
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Toe deformities like hammertoe and claw toe

Orthotics can help significantly in pediatric podiatry too, for example with children with flat feet or who "in-toe" when they walk.

How Custom-Fitted Orthotics Work

We will examine your feet carefully and observe your gait as you walk. Since the orthotics will be custom made for you, we'll take a mold of your foot right here in our office.

Custom-made orthotics are built of top-quality materials like rubber, leather, plastic and other synthetic materials. They are much more durable than over-the-counter inserts and will last for years with proper care.

Many of our patients get relief not only from their foot pain, but also see their knee, hip or back pain disappear.

Ask Us about the Many Benefits Custom Made Orthotics

Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova, doctors of podiatric medicine, have successfully relieved our patients' foot pain from many conditions as well as corrected biomechanical problems with custom-fitted orthotics. Call us today at 443-872-7052 for an appointment at our Pikesville, Maryland office. You can also request an appointment at the website. Don't suffer from foot pain - call today to begin the healing process and live pain-free!