What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are devices that are made to treat ankle or foot conditions. Types of orthotic devices include foot pads and heel inserts that you can buy at your local pharmacy. Here at Crosstown Chiropractic, we make custom orthotics for patients. This allows Dr. Aho and Dr. Shevokas to provide more effective and personalized treatment. Custom-molded shoe inserts can be made especially for your treatment. The most common reason to use custom orthotics is to support the arch of the foot and minimize plantar fasciitis and heel pain caused by flat feet.
How Do Orthotics Help Patients?
If you are suffering from foot pain, heel pain, or ankle pain, orthotics can provide much-desired relief. The foot and ankle can even play a role in some patients with low back or hip pain! Specific conditions that do well with orthotics include both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. The way an orthotic works is by reducing the impact on the foot or ankle that is causing foot pain. Through orthotics, you can change the way you walk so that you are putting less stress and strain on your foot and ankle. If you are suffering from foot pain and want to consider orthotic treatment in Chicago, IL give us a call to schedule an appointment. Dr. Aho and Dr. Shevokas are ready to help you treat your foot pain with the use of orthotics.
What are the Most Common Causes of Foot Pain?
If you are suffering from foot pain, there are many possible causes. Anything from a recent injury, osteoarthritis, flat feet, tendinitis, or even bone spurs can lead to foot pain. When you have a pain in your foot it makes life extremely difficult. You can’t move as easily as you would like, which slows you down and causes you stress. If you are suffering from foot pain it can be helpful to know the most common causes of foot pain. You can injure your foot or overuse it resulting in foot pain. Inflammation in the bones, tendons, or ligaments is another cause of foot pain that is often unnoticed. Many foot conditions require the care of a medical expert. Crosstown Chiropractic in Chicago is happy to help you set up an appointment to address your foot pain.