Leg pain is often experienced with long periods of standing and walking. The cause can be any one or a combination of muscular pain, swelling or increased pressure in the veins with-in our legs. The result is a variety of conditions which can be easily treated using orthotics, footwear and compression therapy.
Select your pain point below to read about the condition that is ailing you.
The achilles tendon allows the calf muscles to move the ankle when walking, running and jumping. With repeated strain, micro-tears as well as degeneration may occur as a result in the tendon.t.
The most common symptoms associated with Achilles Tendonitis include:
- Pain just above the back of the heel.
- Formation of a bump at the back of the heel.
- Pain with flexing the ankle.
The most common causes for Achilles Tendonitis include:
- Tightness of the muscles and tissues above and below.
- Flat feet.
- High arched feet.
- Unsupportive footwear.
Orthotics for Achilles Tendonitis include:
- Medial longitudinal arch support to stabilize muscles and control hyperpronation.
- A cupped heel to control hind foot motion.
- Forefoot and hind foot postings as necessary to control excessive motion (hyperpronation).
- Heel lifts to temporarily shorten the healing achilles tendon.
- Footwear that provides medial stability.
- Footwear incorporating a heel rocker – reduces the need to flexion about the ankle
A painful condition that develops where the muscles located on the shin and in the calf muscles attach to the shin bone (tibia).
The most common symptoms associated with Shin Splints include:
- Swelling in the lower leg
- Numbness and weakness in the feet
- A dull ache in the front part of the leg
- Muscle pain
The most common causes for Shin Spilnts include:
- Excessive force on the shin bone
- Stress reactions to bone fractures
- Lack of flexibility
- Muscle weakness in the thighs
- Shock Absorbant orthotics to relieve the stress on the shin bone
- Elastic Compression Bandages
- Ice packs to reduce swelling and ease the pain