Prescribed and custom-made for you by a podiatrist, orthotics are medical devices that slip into your shoes. Clinical research has demonstrated that orthotics can decrease foot pain and improve your foot movement and function. They can lead to increased comfort, stability, and mobility. At Podiatry Group of Annapolis, P.A., James M. McKee, DPM, FACFAS treats a wide range of issues with orthotics, including:
● Foot, ankle, and heel pain
Crafted of a supportive material such as plastic or graphite, functional orthotics help control abnormal motion. They may be used to treat foot pain resulting from an atypical gait or to treat foot and ankle injuries, shin splints, tendinitis. Accommodative orthotics are softer than functional orthotics. They provide additional cushioning and support to treat side effects of diabetes, painful calluses on the bottom of the foot, and other uncomfortable conditions.
The shoe inserts that you may have seen for sale in pharmacies and big box stores stores can provide some relief for foot pain, but orthotics provided by your foot doctor are a more effective long term solution. Those over-the-counter inserts add a bit of cushioning and support to your shoes, but they’re not custom-made. A prescription orthotic made just for you will do a better job of accommodating your unique foot structure and meeting your unique needs. When prescribing orthotics, Dr. James M. McKee begins by examining your feet, then draws on his decades of education and experience to customize relief.
Many insurance plans offer coverage for orthotics. A quick call to your carrier can help you understand your policy. You can be confident that you will be glad that you invested in custom orthotics by Podiatry Group of Annapolis, P.A., even if you have to pay some or all of the cost out of pocket. They will made of high quality materials, fit properly, work effectively, and last for years.
If foot pain is making it hard for you to be comfortable standing or walking, orthotics may be the answer to your problem. Click here or call Podiatry Group of Annapolis, P.A. at 410-224-4448 today to schedule an appointment with James M. McKee, DPM, FACFAS. He will examine your feet to determine the source of your pain and, if needed, will design and create custom orthotics for you, using state of the art technology. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel, and at how quickly the change will come.