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By Cho Foot & Ankle Specialists
September 16, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics  

OrthoticsFind out if prescription orthotics from your Virginia Beach podiatrist can improve your foot health.

Sure, you could get some shoe inserts from your local drugstore, but they can't give you the necessary support and comfort you need for your feet and ankles. In fact, a lot of these one-size-fits-most inserts can do more harm than good. If you are looking for a way to improve your mobility and range of motion while also providing stability and shock absorption for your feet, then it’s time to talk to your Virginia Beach, VA foot doctors Drs. David and Carrie Cho.

There are two different categories that prescription orthotics can fall into:

  • Functional orthotics
  • Accommodative orthotics
Functional orthotics are usually made from semi-rigid materials such as plastic and are crafted to help control movement, as well as to treat foot pain and injuries such as tendonitis and shin splints.

Accommodative orthotics, on the other hand, are usually made from a soft material like foam and offer support and cushioning. This type of orthotics is best for those with diabetic ulcers and other painful conditions like calluses or bunions.

When Are Prescription Orthotics Recommended?

You may want to talk to your Virginia Beach podiatrist about how custom orthotics could help you if you are dealing with any of these foot or ankle problems:
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel, foot or ankle pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Bunions

If you are dealing with foot and ankle conditions that are causing you pain, then you need to schedule an appointment with your podiatrist in Virginia Beach. We will examine your feet and determine which type of orthotics are right for you. Call Cho Foot & Ankle Specialists to schedule an appointment today!