September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month and an excellent way to improve balance and prevent falls. Properly fitted footwear and the proper placement of custom orthotic inserts and ankle balance braces are great preventative tools. Contact our team of board-certified podiatrists for help with gait analysis, shoe choice, and orthotic inserts.
● Fall prevention—When you are dealing with balance and coordination issues as you age, preventing falls becomes essential since you are more likely to suffer a debilitating injury during a fall.
● Relief of pressure pain—The cushioning and pressure relief that inserts and braces provide can help treat painful toe deformities and skin conditions.
● Provide proper arch support—Having the correct arch support is among the most important factors in maintaining your overall foot and ankle health. Correcting pronation issues with arch supports can alleviate pain in your knees, hips, and back as well.
● Prevent or postpone the need for surgery—Not only can custom orthotics be used to treat current foot problems, but also they can prevent the need for future surgery.
For help with custom orthotic inserts and all your foot and ankle problems make an appointment with your trusted podiatrist.
The foot experts at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Our team of doctors, including Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please call