Dr. Brandon Nelson Talks About The Power of Prescription Orthotics

Dr. Brandon Nelson Talks About The Power of Prescription Orthotics

Orthotics

Prescription orthotics have proven to be a great weapon in the treatment and prevention of foot and ankle problems. Custom orthotics have proven to be superior than over the counter inserts in alleviating pain and slowing progression of lower extremity deformities. Prescription orthotics can only be prescribed by a foot and ankle doctor and require the placement of joints into the neutral position. They control excessive pronation and help to redistribute weight and enhance joint alignment. There is a common misconception that prescription orthotics are arch supports or that over the counter orthotics are similar. This could not be further from the truth.

Prescription orthotics do not come from a machine you stand on or from a shoe store. A physician is required to diagnose your condition, evaluate your joints and gait cycle. A large percentage of insurance companies cover a prescription orthotic that is made from a Podiatrist. Prescription orthotics can help all types of patients and foot deformities from bunions to running injuries. Many people without foot pain can benefit from a prescriptive orthotic to help maintain correct alignment and avoid long term issues to the foot or ankle. We at Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialist have a dedicated gait evaluation lab and can provide the best possible orthotic.

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