Custom Orthotics and Braces
Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota
Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists is a leading provider of podiatry services, dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable doctors are highly respected in the field, with many years of combined experience treating a wide range of injuries and conditions in the foot and ankle areas.
We take pride in our skillset when it comes to assessing each patient’s individual needs. We begin with a comprehensive clinical assessment where we evaluate the patient’s biomechanics using advanced imaging studies such as X-Rays or MRI scans if necessary. This allows us to construct a personalized treatment plan specifically tailored for you that uses custom orthotics or bracing as appropriate. Using state-of-the-art digital scanning modules, we can accurately capture three-dimensional impressions which help us produce an orthotic or brace that provides perfect fitment for your feet.
Custom orthotics may be recommended if you have flat feet (which can cause arch pain), heel pain, bunions, or arthritis; while bracing could be recommended if you have suffered from posterior tibial tendonitis/dysfunction or Achilles tendonitis/pain due to sports injuries or even ankle sprains from falls on uneven surfaces or slippery surfaces.
Sprained ankles involve one or more ligaments being overstretched beyond their capacity resulting in pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the ankle area. If left untreated this can cause recurrent sprains or even lead to long-term instability issues such as arthritis.
What are Custom Orthotics and Braces?
Custom Orthotics and Braces form an integral part of our services at Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists and are one of the primary non-conservative methods available today. Orthotics are medical devices that help support, improve posture, provide cushioning, reduce pain, absorb shock, compensate for abnormal biomechanical function and provide stability – all essential requirements when it comes to maintaining healthy feet as we go through life’s motions. Additionally, bracing can be used to aid in injury prevention by helping to control joint movement while increasing muscle stability.
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