Custom Orthotics

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Orthotics is actually the medical field relating to the design, development, manufacturer or fitting of devices designed to provide additional support or correct imbalances in the muscles or bones of the body.  But, the term “orthotics” is also used to refer to the devices created by those professionals.

Custom orthotics are devices that are sized to fit a specific person.  When it comes to the feet and lower body, appliances that fall under the heading of … Read the Full Article

Chondromalacia or Runner’s Knee

What is Chondromalacia?

Chondromalacia translated literally means soft cartilage.  The term “chondromalacia- patellae” (CMP) means soft cartilage under the knee cap.

Although some doctors still use the term to refer to runner’s knee, it is gradually being replaced by the term “Patello-femoral pain syndrome”, because it more accurately describes the affected area.  The patella-femoral region encompasses the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles of the knee.
Chondromalacia or Runner’s Knee

What are the Symptoms of Chondromalacia?

The primary symptom is non-specific pain … Read the Full Article

Arch Pain & Flat Feet

Fallen Arches, Arch Pain & Flat Feet

Fallen arches and flat feet are ultimately the same condition.  It’s just that some people are born with flat feet, while others develop them in adulthood.

In most of the population, the arch of the foot does not rest on the ground when a person stands.  In approximately 20-30% of the population, the arch of the foot never develops.  The entire sole of the foot lies flat, when a person stands.

A person … Read the Full Article