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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
March 28, 2015
Category: Foot Care

Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor of robotics Yong-Lae Park and other collaborators from Harvard University, the University of Southern California, MIT, and BioSensics have developed an active orthotic that can replicate natural motions in the ankle. The robotic device would aid people affected by neuromuscular disorders of the foot and ankle associated with cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis or stroke. Such gait disorders include drop foot, where the forefoot drops because of weakness or paralysis, and equinus, where the upward bending motion of the ankle is limited.  

Foot orthotics are especially useful in helping with the rehabilitation of the feet. If you’d like to learn more, speak to Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will help you determine if orthotics are right for you and your foot needs.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain, but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct over arched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you, or if you have a more severe foot issue, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and more severe heel pain, and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist on the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain free.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
April 09, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

C.J. Kopecki, of the South Florida Aquatic Club (SOFLO) surges ahead during the Boys 13-14 Division 200-yard butterfly event at the recent Florida Gold Coast 14-Under Junior Olympics in Coral Springs. Kopecki helped SOFLO win is fourth consecutive combined team championship. When C.J. Kopecki was 10 years old, he was planning on spending his adolescence playing soccer. Unfortunately he had flat feet, meaning that he wouldn’t be able to run as well as the rest of his teammates. He decided to try swimming instead, and now at age 14 he’s a valuable member of the South Florida Aquatic Club (SOFLO).

Kopecki recently came in third place in the 13-14 Division high-point standings in the Florida Gold Coast 14-Under Junior Olympics. "I decided to try it out,” he said. “I went to a practice and … got taught all of the strokes and learned to swim. I have loved it ever since then.”

Flat footedness is a painful condition that occurs when an individual has low arches. For questions about flat feet, call Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can take a look at your lower extremities and give you advice about how to deal with your condition.

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.
Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

- Pain around the heel or arch area
- Trouble standing on the tip toe.
- Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
- Flat look to one or both feet.
- Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

Treatment:

If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. There are several ways to help treat this pain and help flat feet.

Barefoot- studies show that those who grew up going barefoot, wearing less closed-toe shoes have more of an arch.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
March 28, 2013
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Flat Feet   High Heel Pain   Foot Care  

According to writer Raliat-Ahmed-Tusuf of Leadership.ng women wear high heels to boost their confidence, make their legs look longer and sexier , and or to make them more stylish. But according to a study wearing these high heels can damage the feet. The result can lead to flat feet where the inside of the foot is flattened, allowing the foot to touch the floor entirely when standing up. Dr. Adeyemi Ajibade, an orthopedic surgeon, explains that “the damage that high heels can cause to the bone structure is drastic, because without the right position while walking in heels apart from looking odd, they damage the spine and knees.

Although wearing high heels is fashionable to many women; it is show to have its disadvantages as well. If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

For more information on the treatment of flat feet, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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