Pain Management w/ Splints, Wraps, & Other Supports
If you are suffering from foot or lower-leg pain caused by an injury or another problem, a splint, wrap, or other supportive device may be required to decrease or eliminate your discomfort. These devices provide support to the foot and ankle in a variety of ways, thereby preventing further injury, minimizing swelling and pain, and facilitating healing.
If you are experiencing foot or lower-leg pain, Contact Gold Coast Podiatry today. Dr. Siegel can assess your condition and determine how to provide you relief.
Candidates for lower-leg and foot braces and supports
Foot and lower-leg supports can be used to solve a number of problems, including:
Foot Drop (caused by nerve damage).
Pain caused by damage to the muscles and/or tendons.
Sprained ligaments (either foot or ankle).
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
Support options include:
Prescription orthotics: Orthotics are custom molded devices crafted to precisely fit a patient’s foot, minimizing stress on the joints, bones, and muscles.
Braces: Braces are custom or semi-custom devices designed to help control movement disorders of the foot and leg.
Walking Boot: Sometimes called a CAM walker, may be required to partially immobilize an injured foot or ankle
Kinesiology Taping: Kinesiology Taping is a method of rehabilitative taping that provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion. Athletes both professional and amateur are benefiting from this new technology in athletic taping. Dr. Siegel is an expert in KT Taping and employs it extensively in her treatments.
The process involved in utilizing a support depends on the type of device. Many prescription orthotics require approximately two visits to the doctor’s office: one visit to fit the patient for the device, and a second to apply the device.
Most braces and boots may be self-applied following Dr. Siegel's instructions. When worn as instructed, supports are often able to minimize discomfort and restore function to the foot.
If you are suffering from foot or lower-leg pain and would like more information about pain management options, contact Gold Coast Podiatry today to learn more about splints, wraps, and other supports. Dr. Siegel will assess your condition and provide you with the treatment you need.