Pro Motion Healthcare-An Overciew

Over the years, orthotics have come to describe a large variety of items intended to provide protection and comfort for the foot. A true functional orthotic is characterised by a device that is made from a mould of one’s foot while that foot is kept in a neutral position of the subtalar joint, despite this range. The subtalar joint occurs under the joint of the ankle and, depending on the direction of its motion, helps the foot to flatten and increase its arch. When the subtalar joint does not flatten (pronate) the foot, or create a higher arch, the neutral state is. It has been well shown that the consequence of weak mechanics at the subtalar joint is a large variety of foot conditions. When the subtalar joint makes more pronation than anatomically typical, hyperpronation occurs. If very little pronation is available, the reverse happens, as the foot becomes ‘cavoid’ or strongly arched, although this is much less common. Do you want to learn more? Visit Orthotics-Pro Motion Healthcare.

Many foot disorders, including plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, Tarsal Tunnel syndrome, hammer toes, bunions, and neuromas, are directly caused by hyperpronation.

By managing this hyperpronation, an orthotic will be successful, thus removing the underlying cause for multiple foot conditions. Used for treatment alone the orthotic is not likely to be effective as it is always important to resolve the inflammatory part of these conditions. However, orthotics are likely to have substantial benefits as part of a multifaceted care strategy under which orthotics are used for long-term structural support. In order to provide the full amount of anatomical structural support, the orthotic design must correctly capture the particular subtalar joint of an individual in a neutral position. By doing so, the orthotic would decrease hyperpronation, allow the foot and leg to function more anatomically, and greatly minimise foot issues that are structurally induced.

Orthotics are typically made of thermoplastic, although it is possible to use other composite materials to make them small enough to fit into dress shoes for women. It is possible to use cloth topcovers, not so much to improve comfort as to provide a platform to add modifications to support the end of the foot. For example, from the heel to just before the ball of the foot, an orthotic itself runs. For some cases, more accommodative padding is needed further down along the foot beyond where the orthotic itself ends, to help offload the ball of the foot further. This brings more value to the role of the orthotic. This padding can not be applied to something without a topcover. However, topcovers are not required in most cases and their absence makes the orthotic fit into a broader variety of shoes.