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What your podiatrists in Sterling and Alexandria want you to know about orthotics
If you have a difficult time walking because your feet hurt, you’ve probably tried over-the-counter pain relievers and other methods to get relief. No matter what you’ve tried, nothing seems to relieve the achy, tired feeling in your feet. It’s time to try something new, custom-made orthotics! Your doctors at Alexandria Family Podiatry in Sterling and Alexandria, VA can make your feet feel young again.
We use computer-aided technology including precise measurements, impressions and casting to provide you with a custom orthotic that will fit you perfectly, unlike simple, store-bought foot inserts.
Your Sterling and Alexandria podiatrists offer a full range of custom-made orthotics to bring you the relief and pain-free movement you need. Consider:
- Soft orthotics--which absorb shock, help with balance and take pressure off of your feet; they are the perfect choice for arthritic or deformed feet, and people with diabetic foot conditions. Soft orthotics are made from soft, cushioned materials and protect the entire sole of your foot.
- Semi-rigid orthotics--which help with balance, and are a great choice for walking and playing sports; they can also be used to treat flatfoot in children. Semi-rigid orthotics are constructed of both cushioned and rigid materials.
- Rigid orthotics--to limit the motion of foot joints and provide relief for strained tendons, and muscle aches and pains in your legs, thighs, and lower back; these orthotics are constructed of hard plastic and are worn for walking or additional support when you are wearing dress shoes. We will make a precise cast of your foot from which they can then make a mold of your foot. Your custom-made orthotic is created from this mold.
You don’t need to suffer from foot pain. You deserve to get out there and enjoy your life, and custom orthotics can help. Don’t wait when it comes to your feet, especially when help is just a phone call away. Call your podiatrists at Alexandria Family Podiatry with two offices in Sterling and Alexandria, VA. Call today and get back on your feet!