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  1. Powerstep, FootStep or Quadrastep Inserts:

    • Foot orthotics can help alleviate ankle pain in various conditions such as instability, arthritis, and tendonitis.
    • Custom total contact orthotics are the best option, but starting with an over-the-counter (OTC) device is possible.
    • Powerstep, Quadrastep and Footsteps are the recommended OTC arch support for ankle pain.
  2. Orthotics to Treat Ankle Instability and Pain:

    1. Role in Improving Stability:
      • Orthotics are prescribed to stabilize the ankle, taking into account biomechanics and incorporating specific modifications to prevent ankle turning.
  3. Orthotics for Ankle Arthritis:

    1. Addressing Arthritis in the Ankle:
      • Orthotics are useful for managing ankle arthritis by preventing excessive foot pronation, which can lead to painful compression in the ankle joint.
      • These orthotics should provide maximum support and conform closely to the foot's arch (total contact orthotic).
  4. Orthotics for Tendonitis:

    1. Different Types of Tendonitis:
      • Ankle tendonitis can occur on the inside (medial side) or outside (lateral side) of the ankle, typically involving the posterior tibialis and peroneal tendons, respectively.
      • Orthotics for each type of tendonitis are designed differently, aiming to reduce tension on the affected tendons.
  5. Prescribing Orthotics for:

    1. Seek Biomechanic-Focused Podiatrists:
      • Call Lexington Podiatry, our doctors are specialists in biomechanics and orthotic therapy. This step is crucial for prescribing the most effective orthotic for your ankle condition.
      • Home remedies can be tried initially, but if the symptoms persist for more than a few weeks, it's important to give us a call, .
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