Therapeutic Uses of Custom Orthotics

You might be surprised to learn how custom orthotics can effectively address foot-related problems. The team at Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center may recommend orthotics if you have certain foot conditions, including:

  • Bunions. These are bony deformities on the side of your foot caused by misalignment of the big toe joint.
  • Flat feet. Feet without raised arches are considered to be "flat," and can be acquired in adulthood or present since a child.
  • Hammer toes. Abnormally bent toes that typically occur due to a muscle imbalance within your foot can cause pain and difficulty wearing shoes.
  • Plantar fasciitis. A condition affecting the strong band of tissue that runs from your heel to the front of your foot, plantar fasciitis can be very painful.
  • Neuroma.  A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that is most likely to form in the ball of your foot. It can cause shooting pain, aching, and burning sensations.

If you’re living with any of these conditions, foot pain problems can intrude into your daily life. Instead of trying to ignore your foot pain, seek treatment today. In addition to being distracting and uncomfortable, foot pain can limit your ability to enjoy daily life and activities. And, without treatment, your foot pain problems can worsen or lead to complications affecting your back, spine, knees, or hips. Custom orthotics could be the solution.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.