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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
August 17, 2017
Tags: Orthotics   Heel Pain   Bunions   Blisters   arch support  

At Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan we make custom orthotics for your feet. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama work closely with patients to get the right orthotic device for their individual needs.

Orthotics are a medical device designed to be worn inside a shoe. They typically control abnormal foot functions and movements. They also help to alleviate foot pain and discomfort. Orthotics have the potential to help impaired feet stay mobile and improve multiple symptoms for disorders such as heel spurs, bunions, blisters, and more.

What are they made of?

Plastics and carbon-fiber composites are what make orthotics. They are firm devices that do not flex easily. After a podiatrist takes a molding of the patient’s foot, the mold is used to craft the orthotic device. After the custom orthotic is made, the podiatrist helps the patient try it on and adjusts it so that it fits properly. Once the orthotic is adjusted, the patient is able to use it on a daily basis. These devices are typically comfortable and do not cause additional pain and suffering. Orthotics are meant to be placed inside your shoe

How long does an Orthotic last?

An orthotic can last for many years.  They are made out of medical grade materials that last with normal wear and tear. If the orthotic has special pieces, also known as additions or extensions, then the patient who has the orthotic will need to replace these extra pieces regularly.

If you have a sensitive foot and are unable to tolerate rigid materials, there are other options you can use instead. Some orthotics can be made using soft, breathable materials that are gentler on the foot and ankle. Ask a podiatrist about these softer alternatives.

Over the Counter Orthotics

Beware of over the counter “orthotics” such as arch support inserts. These devices are mass produced and not tailored to individual needs. People who do not have the proper training can cause worse pain and suffering with a poorly composed orthotic.

If you are interested in obtaining an orthotic custom fit for your foot, do not delay, call our office today! Our number is 313-274-0990. You can also make an appointment online.

 

Jules Wakeham, 31, is to marry her partner Deane after having surgery to allow her to walk without a crutch or insoles31 year old Jules Wakeham has severe osteoarthritis in her arm and leg. The Bride-to-be can finally walk down the aisle after having surgery to fuse her wrist and ankle joints. Although Wakeham’s surgery was successful, she will have to wear a pair of trainers underneath her bridal dress as a result of her condition.

Prior to Wakeham’s procedure she was unable to walk without the assistance of insoles in her shoes and support of a crutch due to her heel never fully reaching the ground staying at least two inches in the air. ‘I haven’t come across anyone who has had as many joints fused as me at such a young age, said Wakeham.

‘I haven’t been able to walk barefoot for five years now, and I’ve missed being able to walk down the street holding my fiancé’s hand. But I have learned to make the most of what I’ve got,’ she added. Wakeham had to have at least eight operations following two falls, which left her with many broken bones and deformities.

Proper foot support is important.  If you need help or guidance in properly supporting your feet, consult podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help you choose the best footwear for your feet.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.  If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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