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Posts for: November, 2017

By Peter Y. Siroka, DPM
November 28, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: orthotics  

Do you need orthotics? Orthotics are used to treat a variety of foot problems and medical issues. Orthotic devices are molded pieces of orthoticsplastic, rubber, leather, other material that are inserted into shoes. They correct the alignment of your teeth and cushion your feet from excessive pounding. Dr. Peter Siroka is one of the world's finest podiatrists. He offers custom orthotics to his patients in Stamford, CT. Here are some reasons why you may need orthotics.

1. You have diabetes.

When you have diabetes, your feet need a little TLC. Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to make or properly use insulin. High blood sugar from diabetes can lead to serious foot problems. Even ordinary foot problems can lead to serious complications. Orthotics are fitted to prevent foot conditions from developing.

2. You have arthritis.

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Arthritis often begins slowly with minor symptoms that come and go. The symptoms of arthritis may include pain, swelling, and stiffness in and around the joints. When you have arthritis, movement becomes painful and very difficult. Foot orthotics can be employed to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.

3. You're an active person.

In an effort to improve physical performance, many fitness enthusiasts and athletes rely on foot orthotics to keep their feet in their most efficient alignment, allowing the bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons to work at 100 percent efficiency. Athletes also use orthotics to help prevent injuries to the muscles, tendons, and joints.

4. You have back pain.

Back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from back pain sooner or later. Some orthotic devices are designed for people who suffer from lower back pain as a result of being on their feet. These orthotic devices treat pain from the ground up, for all-day relief, every day.

5. You have foot pain.

Foot pain hurts, but you don't have to suffer. Orthotics are designed to correct structural issues and reduce foot pain. They provide a combination of arch support and cushioning to protect from the jarring shock of each step. Orthotics treat pain at the source, providing all-day foot pain relief.

6. You have a bunion.

Bunions are painful, bony bumps that form on the joint connecting the big toe. Orthotics are placed inside your shoes to help realign the bones of your feet. This will relieve the pressure on your bunion and ease your pain. Orthotic devices will not get rid of the bunion, but they help to reduce the pain and progression of the deformity.

Don't want another minute- call Dr. Siroka (203) 614-8185 today to schedule an appointment in Stamford, CT. We offer state-of-the-art treatments for problems of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Your feet will be in expert hands with our world-class Stamford, CT, podiatrist!