Medical Orthotics


Medical orthotics, also known as orthoses, are custom-made devices that are designed to support, align, and improve the function of various parts of the body. These devices are prescribed and fitted by healthcare professionals, such as orthotists or podiatrists, to address specific conditions or injuries. The primary purpose of medical orthotics is to provide support, relieve pain, correct alignment issues, and enhance mobility.


There are different types of medical orthotics that serve various purposes and target different areas of the body:

1. Foot Orthotics: Foot orthotics, also called shoe inserts or insoles, are designed to support the feet and improve overall foot function. These devices can help alleviate foot pain, correct foot deformities, provide arch support, and redistribute pressure to reduce strain on specific areas of the foot. Foot orthotics are commonly used to treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arches, and foot ulcers.

2. Ankle Orthotics: Ankle orthotics, such as ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs), are used to provide support and stability to the ankle joint. These devices are commonly prescribed for individuals with conditions such as ankle instability, drop foot, and chronic ankle sprains. Ankle orthotics can help prevent further injury, improve balance, and enhance walking ability.

3. Knee Orthotics: Knee orthotics, such as knee braces, are designed to provide support, stability, and protection for the knee joint. These devices can help stabilize the knee, reduce pain, and improve function for individuals with conditions such as ligament injuries (e.g., ACL, MCL), osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and knee instability.

4. Spinal Orthotics: Spinal orthotics, such as back braces or spinal braces, are used to provide support and immobilization to the spine. These devices can help stabilize the spine, reduce pain, and improve posture for individuals with conditions such as spinal fractures, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs. Spinal orthotics can also be used post-surgically to aid in the healing process.

Benefits Of Medical Orthotics

The benefits of medical orthotics depend on the specific condition being addressed and the type of orthotic device used. However, some common benefits include:

1. Pain Relief: Medical orthotics can help alleviate pain by providing support, reducing strain on affected areas, and promoting proper alignment and function.

2. Improved Function: By supporting and stabilizing the affected body part, medical orthotics can enhance mobility, improve balance, and restore or maintain functional abilities.

3. Injury Prevention: Medical orthotics can help prevent further injury or damage by providing support and protection to vulnerable areas, such as joints or ligaments.

4. Correcting Alignment Issues: Orthotic devices can assist in correcting alignment problems, such as flat feet or abnormal gait patterns, by providing proper support and alignment.

5. Enhanced Healing: In some cases, medical orthotics can help facilitate the healing process by immobilizing or protecting injured areas, allowing tissues to heal properly.

Comprehensive Medical Clinic, located in Metro-Atlanta, offers personalized care and orthotic services to help individuals improve mobility, relieve pain, and enhance function. Our experienced team can assess your condition, provide custom orthotics, and guide you towards the most appropriate treatment plan. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please call (470) 7NO-PAIN (766-7246) today.

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