Therapeutic Footwear in Orthopaedics

Your feet carry an enormous amount of strain over a lifespan.

Note 'therapeutic footwear' is different to CAM boots and special plasters used to treat broken bones.

What is Therapeutic Footwear?

Special shoes can be designed to help treat an injury. Designs may include:

Special soles

Insteps

 

Shoe modification and orthoses are used frequently for the treatment and prevention of orthopaedic conditions, including arthritis, soft tissue conditions like plantar fasciitis and overuse injuries. Orthoses may also be used to protect areas of the foot from developing skin injuries and ulcers.

Therapeutic footwear can be part of a multifaceted treatment regime, or the mainstay of conservative treatment.

 

 

2 January, 2013