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Foot Ankle OrthoticsAccording to Yung Shing Wai, MD, of Mount Elizabeth Medical Center, issues with flat feet are very common when it comes to arch problems. Flat foot sometimes starts in childhood and may gradually develop into adulthood. In most cases having flat feet is related to a tight calf, which can cause the foot to overpronate and the arch to break down and collapse.

A simple form of treating arch problems in the feet is wearing a prescribed custom-fit orthotic boot. If an orthotic does not work, then surgery may be involved, including screw inserts or even a complete reconstruction. If surgery is required, the patient will most likely be on crutches for several weeks. After crutches the patient will likely be wearing a walking boot to help readjust to bearing weight on the foot again.

There are many different types of ankle foot orthotics available and many different conditions that might require them. If you believe you are a candidate for ankle foot orthotics, you should see a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will examine your feet and help you determine if orthotics are right for you.

What are Ankle Foot Orthotics?

Orthotics are physical aids used to support weak limbs or direct the proper function of limbs. Often they are used to support the ankle and foot. Such orthotics are known as AFOs. AFOs help strengthen the muscles or train them to function in the proper position. AFOs can also benefit muscles that need to be lengthened or loosened.

Why might you need orthotics?

Orthotics are prescribed for a variety of conditions, including:

-cerebral palsy
-polio
-multiple sclerosis
-arthritis
-stroke

Modern orthotics have improved dramatically from the metal braces of previous years. Many of today’s orthotics are made of lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of comfort and support. Often the orthosis is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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