What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are externally applied medical devices for supporting, straightening, or strengthening arms, legs, or other body parts. Included among orthotic devices are foot supports, braces, and splints.
What Do Orthotics Accomplish?
Orthotics are frequently used to:
- Decrease foot pain by correcting walking mechanics
- Treat injuries such as shin splints or tendinitis.
What Should I Expect from Orthotics?
Patients will be fitted either with an over-the-counter device or a customized orthotic made from a cast.
What Are the Risks of Orthotics?
Orthotic risks are minimal. Some blistering or soreness should be expected. Contact a Baptist Health physical therapy location to see if you're eligible for Orthotics.
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