Ankle and foot orthotics
Ankle and foot orthotics covers a large range of devices which control the alignment of, and provides stability to, the foot and ankle. They can also be designed to offload weight from the foot and ankle by distributing the weight further up the leg.
What are the indications for use of ankle and foot orthotics?
There are many indications for using ankle and foot orthotics. These include:
- Pain in feet or ankles
- Drop foot
- Weak dorsiflexion
- Ankle instability
- Spastic tone in legs
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for ankle and foot orthotics please contact us to discuss.
What conditions are ankle and foot orthotics often used for?
Ankle and foot orthotics are often used for a variety of conditions including:
- Traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle
- Ligament laxity
- Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Instability when standing
- Foot drop
- Crouch gait (walking with knees bent)
- Toe walking or shortening of the calves
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chacot Marie Tooth
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for ankle and foot orthotics please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of ankle and foot orthotics?
There are many benefits that come from using ankle and foot orthotics. These include:
- Reduced pain
- Increased mobility
- Reduced contracture
- Improved spasticity management
- Increased support of the foot and ankle
- Improved walking pattern
- Improve balance
- Reduce falls
There are many benefits using ankle and foot orthotics to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of ankle and foot orthotics are available?
There are many types of ankle and foot orthotics available including:
- Ankle braces
- Children’s ankle foot orthoses (AFO)
- Dynamic ankle foot orthoses (DAFO)
- Ankle foot orthoses (AFO)
- Hallux valgus splinting
- Supramalleolar orthosis (SMO)