Friday, 19 December 2014 23:20

Jon Beason Back to the Doctor after Broken Foot Doesn’t Fully Heal

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 New York Giants’ veteran linebacker Jon Beason broke his foot during the preseason and has been using custom orthotics and special shoes to rehabilitate the problem. Officials are well aware that Beason is not fully healed yet are planning on sending him back to doctors for treatment before the team plays against the Indianapolis Colts. Many are even taking into consideration that the linebacker should take the rest of the season off to heal and not hurt the injury even more. Taking the rest of the season off will help the entire team as well as allow Beason to prepare and come back stronger than ever for the 2015 season.

Foot orthotics serve a wide range of usefulness when it comes to foot and ankle conditions. If you are feeling discomfort in your feet, contact one of our podiatrists, Dr. Paula Raugellis and Dr. Michael Irvin, of Greene Podiatry Associates. Our doctors can treat your foot and ankle needs.  


What are Ankle Foot Orthotics?

Orthotics are physical aids used to support weak limbs or direct the proper function of limbs. Often they are used to support the ankle and foot. Such orthotics are known as AFOs. AFOs help strengthen the muscles or train them to function in the proper position. AFOs can also benefit muscles that need to be lengthened or loosened.


Why might you need orthotics?

Orthotics are often prescribed when someone is suffering from diseases that affect the musculature, like polio and multiple sclerosis. However, more common conditions like arthritis and stroke, or those that “toe in”, may also require orthotics.
Modern orthotics have improved dramatically from the metal braces of previous years. Many of today’s orthotics are made of lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of comfort and support. Often the orthosis is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored.

For more information about Ankle Foot Orthotics, please follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Waynesburg, PA. We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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