What are Custom Orthotics?
A custom orthotics is a device made to specifically fit the unique shape and the natural curves and contours of the foot, providing support and cushioning to the foot.
What is the benefit of a custom orthotic?
Orthotics are inserted into your shoe to help eliminate pain caused by flatfeet or high arches by realigning the foot. This realignment can also help eliminate knee, hip and back pain.
Before purchasing an orthotic, even an over the counter device, you will need a thorough examination by a podiatrist, this will ensure you are getting the correct device.
Our foot specialist, Dr. Norshae Robinson at Meridian Podiatry can prescribe the appropriate custom orthotics your foot needs.
Contact us at Meridian Podiatry to schedule an appointment with our foot specialist today.
Biologic & Regenerative Medicine for Chronic Foot and Ankle Pain
What are the benefits of Stem cells?
Stem cell therapy can be used to alleviate many conditions of the foot and ankle. Stem cell therapy uses donated tissues derived from sources such as umbilical cord, and contains growth factors beneficial in allowing the body to heal itself, relieve pain and heal wounds.
Stem cell therapy is convenient because it means that there is no blood being drawn, or tissue harvested. Stem Cell therapy allows for correct tissue formation, reducing scar tissue formation, and reducing inflammation. This is beneficial in conditions such as degenerative joint disease or arthritis, tendonitis, ligament, or muscle strains, turf toe, hallux limitus, plantar fasciitis, and heel pain
If you are experiencing any of the painful conditions listed above and are seeking a natural approach, Biologic stem cell therapy could be the answer you have been searching for.
Contact us at Meridian Podiatry of click on the link above to schedule your consultation with our foot specialist to learn if stem cell therapy is the right treatment option for you.
Dermal Fillers for your feet
As patients age, the natural fatty cushioning to the bottom of the foot becomes thinner. This can also be seen in younger patients who wear heels or patients whose natural foot type has a high arch. This decrease in cushioning can cause significant pain while wearing shoes especially at the ball of the foot. Dermal fillers mimic your foot's natural cushioning, providing pain relief.
How are dermal fillers used in the feet?
Dermal fillers are used as cosmetic treatments to provide extra padding or volume to the bottoms of the feet, resulting in instant pain relief. The dermal filler will not have an effect on the shape of the foot, but will add the additional cushioning required to eliminate pain. It can be used to treat corns and calluses, metatarsalgia, heel pain and other areas that require additional cushioning.
Once placed, Dermal fillers can provide cushioning and pain relief for 6 – 8 months and in some cases longer.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers are a safe treatment once carried out properly in expert hands of a physician who completely understands the physiological structures of the foot.
Dermal Fillers in the foot are minimally invasive and low risk.
The hyaluronic acid in the dermal fillers will slowly break down to be naturally absorbed by the body over time.
Who can benefit from dermal fillers in the feet?
Dermal fillers are especially beneficial for those who stand on their feet for long periods of time, the elderly, people who wear high heels frequently, anyone suffering from painful corns and calluses, runners whose feet are impacting hard surfaces often, anyone with heel or foot pain may be a candidate.
Contact us at Meridian Podiatry to schedule your consultation with our foot specialist, Dr. Norshae Robinson.