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Orthotics May Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

Thursday, 01 July 2021 00:00

Research has shown that children who are born with cerebral palsy may increase the strength of their body by wearing orthotics. These inserts may help to provide balance and comfort. Additionally, they may be beneficial in increasing and maintaining mobility and range of motion. Wearing orthotics may be helpful in correcting poor alignment, strengthening weak muscles, and may also reduce falling episodes. If you would like additional information about the benefits of wearing orthotics, please consult with a podiatrist who can thoroughly inspect the feet, as well as measure and fit your child for orthotics.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact Dr. Christopher Hendrix from Bartlett, Tennessee. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Memphis and Bartlett, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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