Foot Support Devices
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I buy foot orthotics?
Allegromedical.com offers a full selection of foot support and orthotics in our orthopedic products collection. We offer a wide variety of products including plantar fasciitis night splints, massage balls and foot rollers, walking boots, and post-operative shoes. Ask your doctor to recommend a specific type of orthopedic product and then head over to our collection to find what you need.
Can orthotics cause foot pain or numbness?
Yes, foot orthotics can actually cause foot pain and lead to a weakening of your feet, ankles, and knees. Because of this, purchasing orthotic inserts made correctly to perfectly fit your foot is a very good idea. Custom-designed orthotics may cause some short-term pain or discomfort as your body adjusts to them but are ultimately designed to help alleviate pain and other symptoms.
How do plantar fasciitis braces work?
Plantar fasciitis braces (also called night splints) help against a condition known as plantar fasciitis. The device keeps your foot flexed in a gentle stretch, while you sleep, in order to alleviate morning pains from the condition. Several studies show that wearing a night splint significantly reduces the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. The treatment is made even more effective when used with a combination of orthotic inserts, stretching, and icing during the day.
Wearing a night splint can improve your circulation and blood flow, can help break up adhesions and scar tissue, and speed up the healing process while you sleep. There are two types of night splints - the more traditional (and harder) splints and the softer sock splints. The advantage of using sock splints is that they are more flexible and work better for people with mild to moderate plantar fasciitis symptoms.
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