Sports Medicine and Orthotics
Regardless of whether you are an avid runner, a gym warrior, a bodybuilding buff or a yoga master, anyone who considers themselves an athlete or at least physically active should consider the benefits and advantages to turning to sports medicine. It’s important to keep feet and ankles healthy and strong to support your athletic endeavors for years to come. By turning to the podiatrists at Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists when you need it most, you’ll receive comprehensive and tailored foot and ankle care.
While we know that there are many doctors to whom you could turn for care, why not turn to a sports medicine specialist who has received in-depth training to help you manage symptoms, prevent injuries and treat symptoms when they occur? We also provide the latest techniques and treatments to cater to everything from plantar fasciitis to ankle instability.
We are proud to offer a full range of foot and ankle services to the Aurora, CO, area. While our goal is to always help you prevent foot and ankle injuries through simple measures like performing stretching/strengthening exercises and wearing custom orthotics and the proper footwear, there are some instances where injuries still occur. When an injury happens you want to turn to a podiatric expert who specializes in treating athletes. We understand that for athletes nothing is more important than getting back into their regimen.
Our sports medicine podiatrists are able to treat a vast array of muscle, ligament, tendon and bone injuries, as well as chronic disorders like diabetes that can affect your activity levels. We are here with you every step of the way. You don’t have to just turn to us when there is a problem. We can work with you to determine the best ways to keep you feeling great and boasting the best physical performance you can while keeping your feet and ankles safe.
By employing preventive measures early on you can stave off certain injuries that could keep you benched for weeks, months or even years. We know nothing is more important than your exercise routine and our goal is to keep you performing at the optimum level whenever possible.
Orthotics, also known as orthoses, refers to any device inserted into a shoe, ranging from felt pads to custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern. Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. While over-the-counter orthotics are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthoses can since they are not custom made to fit an individual's unique foot structure.
Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes, and materials and fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.
Rigid orthotic devices are designed to control function and are used primarily for walking or dress shoes. They are often composed of a firm material, such as plastic or carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics are made from a mold after a podiatrist takes a plaster cast or other kind of image of the foot. Rigid orthotics control motion in the two major foot joints that lie directly below the ankle joint and may improve or eliminate strains, aches, and pains in the legs, thighs, and lower back.
Soft orthotics are generally used to absorb shock, increase balance, and take pressure off uncomfortable or sore spots. They are usually effective for diabetic, arthritic, and deformed feet. Soft orthotics are typically made up of soft, cushioned materials so that they can be worn against the sole of the foot, extending from the heel past the ball of the foot, including the toes. Like rigid orthotics, soft orthotics are also made from a mold after a podiatrist takes a plaster cast or other kind of image of the foot.
Semi-rigid orthotics provide foot balance for walking or participating in sports. The typical semi-rigid orthotic is made up of layers of soft material, reinforced with more rigid materials. Semi-rigid orthotics are often prescribed for children to treat flatfoot and in-toeing or out-toeing disorders. These orthotics are also used to help athletes mitigate pain while they train and compete.
Interested in Sports Medicine and Orthotics from Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists?
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