Orthotics

What are orthotics?

Orthotics generally refers to a shoe insert designed to treat various conditions related to foot and ankle disorders. An orthotic can also be in the form of a sleeve in which the foot, ankle and even knee can be inserted in order to help recover from dislocations, pains or any other condition. The purpose of orthotics is to improve the functions of the skeletal and muscular systems of the body. Whether it is due to an injury or some other structural problem, orthotics are devices used to correct these issues and assist natural repair. Orthotics are available off-the-shelf or custom made, depending on the requirements of the patient.

What are orthotics used for?

Orthotics be used for a variety of different skeletal and muscular orthopaedic issues. Orthotics are used to immobilize or limit the movement of a joint or bone in the body to avoid any further injury or pain. Orthotics can also be used to assist the movement of a particular joint or limb and facilitate the process of recovery.
Creating a custom orthotic (or choosing the best off-the-shelf orthotic) is a complicated procedure. It requires the orthotist to have complete knowledge of not only physiology and anatomy but also of biomechanics and the pathophysiology of their patient.

 


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