Let Orthotics Head off Your Foot Pain

James W. Rust
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Do you want to get some exercise and help in a local effort at the same time? Then join the Flagler Audubon Society for their February Winter Shorebird Survey on February 7, 2014. Your eyes will help spot shorebirds in their habitat along the Flagler County coastline areas for the Audubon tally. The morning promises to provide great scenery and interesting sightings, but hours of tromping along the shore can leave you limping if you have a foot problem. Fortunately, a conservative treatment like orthotics can relieve and even prevent pain in your feet.

Many things can cause foot pain—bunions, ingrown toenails, sports injuries, heel pain from plantar fasciitis, or Achilles tendinitis, to name a few. All of these conditions can be aggravated by exercise, but all of them can also be treated so that you don’t end up hobbling after every outing.

Orthotics are supports that fit inside your shoes to redistribute weight evenly and correct gait problems, or to provide extra cushioning where it is needed. Over-the-counter products can help with some of the pain, but custom orthotics have provided relief for many of our patients, especially for heel and ball-of-the-foot pain.

If your feet are painful after exercise or when first getting up in the morning, you will want to check in with Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates to see what is going on. Our expert podiatrists can examine you, diagnose the problem, and find the best and least invasive remedies for your particular condition. Orthotics is one of our specialties, and we pride ourselves on helping many patients return to normal activities no longer hampered by foot pain. Call our office today and schedule an appointment at one of the following numbers: Daytona Beach at (386) 274-3336, Port Orange at (386) 788-6333, Palm Coast at (386) 586-7373, Orange City at (386) 775-2281, and Edgewater at (386) 957-4818.

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