Do you have trouble walking due to a disability or other foot or ankle problem? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are testing robotic exoskeletons to decrease the amount of energy it takes to walk.
Although they are having some success, the use of exoskeletons to help improve your walking is still a long way from becoming an affordable reality.
Fortunately, you can take advantage of (AFOs) ankle foot orthoses which are proven to help people who have a variety of problems walking.
Many people have flat feet and are prone to get plantar fasciitis. But if you have severe flatfoot, meaning you're feet are so pronated you are practically walking on the inside of your feet, an Arizona Brace is what this Seattle podiatrist recommends.
Chronic Ankle Instability
Frequently, this condition develops after an ankle sprain that has not healed adequately. Patients complain about repeated ankle turns particularly on uneven surfaces, lasting discomfort and swelling, pain, and feeling unsteady.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
People who participate in high impact sports are most at risk for developing this condition. It can develop from a tear or overuse. The foot becomes unstable and flat foot develops.
Moore Balance Brace
The Moore Balance Brace is recommended for people who feel unsteady on their feet or have sustained a fall. It is also commonly prescribed for patients with diabetic neuropathy who have trouble feeling their feet. The brace greatly improves stability, reduces fear of falling, and provides patients with more confidence when walking.
If you're having problems walking for any of the reasons listed above, call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment. Often same day for emergencies and less than 2 weeks for chronic foot pain. You can also request an appointment online.
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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.