At Medical Pharmacy and Putnam Home Medical in Willimantic and Putnam, CT
Orthotic devices, which are also referred to as orthoses, are worn with the intention of correcting foot and ankle problems without a surgical procedure. Oftentimes, when people think of orthotic devices, they picture shoe inserts or other arch support products. In reality, orthotic devices can include foot pads, ankle braces, shoe inserts, and many other similar items. The type of orthotic device you use will depend on your condition. Treatment may begin with an affordable product that you can purchase at a drugstore. Then, you might slowly progress to a customized orthotic device if your symptoms and diagnosis call for it.
While there are several orthotic devices made for the foot and ankle, there are other areas of the body that can benefit from these products as well. Keep in mind, these products are used to straighten or correct problems in a patient’s muscles or skeletal system. There are many conditions that can affect how a person stands, walks, and positions their spine, such as cerebral palsy. Fortunately, there are plenty of orthotic devices that can help treat these conditions and provide relief for discomfort. In addition to foot and ankle products, there are also arm braces, wrist braces, spinal orthotics, and so on.
There are various reasons that someone might need an orthotic device. We highly recommend that you seek the advice of a medical professional before you decide which type of product is right for you. Once you know what it is you’re looking for, visit us at Medical Pharmacy and Putnam Home Medical! We offer two convenient locations in Willimantic and Putnam, Connecticut. We also proudly serve Windham and Woodstock. Our staff would be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you find the brace that’s right for you.