Posts Tagged "orthotics"

The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

A variety of orthotics can be used to correct conditions of the foot and ankle. Orthotics align the foot and ankle while providing support. This allows them to prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities and improve the overall function of the foot or ankle.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Foot Care | Comments Off on Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness month. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that is expressed in several forms, classified by age of onset and motor function. It is the second most common autosomal-recessive inherited disorder in the U.S. and is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. The common factor with all forms of SMA is that it leads to progressive muscle wasting and motor impairment.   Spinal Muscular Atrophy Types The spinal muscular atrophies manifest over a wide range of severity and ages, effecting infants through adults. The most commonly used classification is as follows: Type I: Acute Infantile Onset: 0-6 months Also...

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Do Your Feet Ache?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on Do Your Feet Ache?

Do Your Feet Ache?

When your feet ache, the feeling begins to take over other realms of your life. After all, our feet take us where we want to go. When our feet are not functioning properly, neither are we. Why Do My Feet Ache? There are a number of reasons feet may ache. Foot pain has many culprits. The location and nature of your foot pain, in conjunction with knowledge of the most common causes of foot pain, helps podiatrists (foot doctors) determine the cause and treatment course. Please Note: This blog is not meant to replace a trip to a podiatrist, just simply provide insights to some common conditions of the feet and how podiatrists help make your life better. If you’re...

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