Orthotics are lightweight inserts you can wear inside your shoes. They can keep you more stable and ease fatigue. They also can brace your feet, which can help if you have spasticity.
Fatigue, pain and difficulty walking are all symptom’s of multiple sclerosis (MS). Using orthotics to manage and improve balance can make daily life much more comfortable. With the technology of orthotics ever changing and expanding, it has made a few strides to help those suffering from balance issues due to MS.
MS symptoms differ from person to person, but the most common balance issue affects the ability to pick up the toes properly when walking, resulting in drop foot. Using an ankle-foot orthosis can help combat this problem. It fits into a regular shoe and keeps your toes from dragging.
Since every patient is different. It is best advised to see your local orthotic specialist to help fit you with a custom fit orthosis. By creating a balance between elevation, pitch and material to fit each person, a custom orthosis is made. Other devices that can help with mobility include canes, walkers, wheelchairs and scooters. It is always recommended to talk with your doctor about the best option for you.
Spectrum Orthotics provides a variety of services including orthotic services for hands, feet, wrists, shoulders and elbows, footwear, shoe modifications, and much more.
Spectrum has 11 offices located throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California, to learn more visit spectrumoandp.com.