Arthritis is a general term that refers to inflammation of the lining and cartilage of the joints. There are numerous different kinds of arthritis and general symptoms include redness, warmth, pain and swelling. The most common type of arthritis to affect the ankle and foot is osteoarthritis and can develop as a result of poor or abnormal foot mechanics (flat feet or high arches) causing excessive strain on the joints of the ankle and foot. The support provided by specialized shoes and custom orthotics can help alleviate the excessive strain caused by poor foot mechanics.

At Ortho Design we can stabilize inflamed joints and if needed unload the limbs to provide comfort.