Orthotics are external braces, splints or supports used to align, support or correct the function of a specific area of the body.
This includes the design of special inserts to be worn inside shoes. Orthotics can help prevent soft tissue foot problems such as ulcers and plantar fasciitis. They also can help improve weight distribution and alignment, which reduces problems associated with the knee, hip and back/spine.
Orthotics also includes neck braces, knee braces, back braces and wrist supports.
With the help of an orthotics specialist, patients are fitted carefully for the best support. Talk to your healthcare provider about orthotics to see if they might be a treatment option for chronic pain issues.
For information about Orthotics Services, call 207-369-1129.