When treating foot and ankle problems, the staff at Aquafit Physical Therapy addresses these issues in multiple ways. In many cases, external devices are necessary to correct misalignments and reduce pain. These external devices are known as Orthotics. An orthotic can be placed directly into a shoe to correct dysfunction in the feet and ankles. Foot orthotics can help reduce pain associated with arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and flat feet. When someone develops foot or ankle pain, the problem is often the result of changes in walking patterns and changes in the foot structure. An orthotic conforms to all contours of the foot and is sufficiently rigid to maintain proper alignment. Orthotics can control motion in the foot and leg by holding the foot in its neutral position. Some of the benefits of orthotics include:

  • Superior comfort that allows you to move more comfortably. 
  • Improved balance from maintaining a functionally correct position. 
  • Decreased pain in the foot, ankle, or leg. 
  • Shock absorption.
  • Redirects pressure from painful areas. 
  • Improves athletic performance. 

At Aquafit Physical Therapy, our team can evaluate your condition and provide you with orthotics to reduce foot pain and overall strain on your body. To learn more about orthotics, be sure to contact our team today!