Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is more common and is caused by wear and tear of the joints and ligaments.
So is a custom-molded, individually designed shoe insert or ankle brace.
Orthotic devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions of the foot and ankle.
Since arthritis affects the joints of the body, it is a condition that is particularly severe to our feet, since it has many joints.
A foot pad or heel insert purchased at your local pharmacy or sporting goods store is an orthotic device.
Pedorthists consult with patients based on a referral from a prescribing healthcare professional such as a family physician, and are integrated members of health care teams.
Certified Pedorthists work within a specific capacity detailed in their respective scope of practice documents.
Since 1976, PAL Orthotics Lab in manufacturing prescription foot orthoses.
Today PAL has a comprehensive catalog of corrective foot devices including prescription orthoses, diabetic and accommodative inserts, ankle braces, and therapeutic shoes.
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