Custom orthotics have probably been discussed as an effective treatment if you’re dealing with pain in your ankle or foot. And with today’s advanced fitting techniques, there’s no better time to put your best foot health forward. Today Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in New Haven County, and Fairfield County are sharing some top conditions that can be successfully treated using custom orthotics.
Hip Pain: Having an improper gait can throw your lower body out of alignment and cause several painful conditions. Orthotics can help balance your movement and keep one side from getting all the stress.
Toe Problems: Several conditions can affect your big toe. These include bunions, turf toe, big toe arthritis, toe numbness, and other painful conditions that can make your entire foot uncomfortable. Orthotics redistribute the pressure that’s causing the pain.
Ankle sprain: Even after healing, a sprained ankle not properly rehabilitated will be weak and cause painful flare-ups. Custom orthotics can help if you start wearing them early on in your recovery to keep the ankle steady.
Shin Splints: Those sharp bolts of pain you get when running or walking are not just annoying - they’re also a sign that something is causing severe injury to the ligaments of your shinbone. It can occur when you use an incorrect running technique or if your feet roll inward. Orthotics help support the ligaments and lessen the strain on them.
The best orthotics are those that are custom-fitted as they can provide relief from minor ailments. Those that are not custom-fitted need to be replaced often and don’t provide the same level of support as those that are made just for you.
We know that foot problems can be incapacitating, but we also know that in most cases, they can be cured. Contact the offices of Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello, at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in New Haven County and Fairfield County to schedule an appointment.