The principle of a custom foot orthotic in most cases rests on improving the biomechanics of the foot and the kinetic chain of the lower extremity. The kinetic chain is the mechanical interrelationship between connected limbs in the body. Each segment of the chain affects the other segments in the chain. It is for this reason that orthotics can be used to treat conditions in the knee hip and back – several joints away from the orthotic or insole. Precisely for this reason, it is important that the whole kinetic chain be taken into account when making orthotics or custom insoles.
ORTHOTICS CAN HELP RELIEVE PAIN CAUSED BY THESE CONDITIONS:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
- Claw Toes
- Pronation (flat feet)
- Supination (high arch feet)
- Tibialis Posterior
- Shin pain
- Knee problems
Compression Hose / Socks / Stockings
Compression stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling.
Orthopedic braces are objects made of rigid materials, such as hard plastics, and soft materials such as spandex or other tightly-knit fabrics designed to inhibit the movement of a joint. The purpose of a brace is to ensure that a joint is unable to move beyond a certain range of motion, or in some cases at all.