Your feet lay the foundation for the rest of your body. If you have high arches, low arches, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, or other foot problems, the rest of your body could suffer for it. In fact, it is common for mysterious knee pain, hip pain, leg pain, or lower back pain to originate in the feet.
Orthotics are an option for providing the relief you need.
Dr. Comfort shoes are created and built to the greatest standards of foot wellness, especially for those with diabetes and other foot-related health issues like edema, bunions, and hammertoes.
Our shoes are produced with only the highest quality materials, based on more than 25 years of footwear design experience and feedback from board-certified podiatrists, so they're as fashionable as they are comfortable and healthy for your feet. Most styles come in a variety of sizes and widths, including those that are difficult to fit.
Ankle braces are intended to offer ankle joint stability or full immobilization. They can be used after an injury, as a preventative measure, or after surgery.
Knee braces are commonly used to aid in the reduction of knee discomfort. Knee pain affects people of all ages, including children and the elderly, and can result from strains, "growing pains," traumatic events, or chronic illnesses. The knee joint is one of our body's largest and most complex joints, and it bears a significant amount of weight/load on its weight-bearing surfaces throughout daily activities.
Upper limb orthotics are made to help stabilize, protect, and improve the function of your arm, hand, and fingers, or a combination of them. This is accomplished by bracing your arm, hand, or finger, which, depending on the situation, either restricts the affected area's range of motion to allow for healing or supports the area, thereby reducing pain and discomfort.
Orthotics have progressed from a "last-resort" treatment to a common method in the treatment of fractures. The acceptance of functional fracture bracing as a standard treatment has sparked debate. Using an orthosis for acute tibial fractures—and thus allowing joint motion—was a complete 180 from the established treatment strategy at the time, which was rigorous immobilization with no weightbearing.
The need of skilled application is emphasized, and various articles, films, and brochures explain and illustrate techniques. When discussing how to brace tibial fractures, however, some key factors are frequently overlooked or diluted. There are a number of scientifically proven prefabricated fracture braces on the market. These prefabricated fracture braces, on the other hand, will lead the novice to disappointing outcomes and an incorrect condemnation of the procedure without a comprehension of the philosophy, indications and contraindications, clinical practice, patient instructions, skin care, and so on.
Neck braces are used to immobilize a patient's cervical vertebrae partially or entirely. They are utilized if a patient has suffered a 'whiplash' injury or has fractured one of their neck vertebrae. The most typical application for these braces is pain relief; they assist your neck in supporting the weight of your head while the soft tissues in your neck recover.
Back braces for the thoracic region are used to treat fractures in the mid-back area. They're also sometimes utilized to treat fractures in the lumbar region's upper vertebrae, such as the L1 and L2. A combination of a collar and a back brace is occasionally utilized for upper thoracic fractures. This is done to provide the spine more control and reduce the likelihood of problems. Patients with postural problems like Kyphosis are sometimes treated with less stiff therapy braces. The brace would be used to bring the patient's shoulders back to improve posture and relieve pain in this scenario.
Lower back pain, lumbar fractures, and a range of nerve-related disorders, such as sciatica, are all treated using lumbar braces. They are the most usually prescribed braces, which range from soft elastic corsets to rigid moulded braces. Pregnant women are frequently prescribed lumbar corsets to support the baby's weight and relieve pressure on the spine.