Offloading that painful knee or sore big toe allows you to continue with your everyday activities. This may be in the form of a shock absorbing insert or knee brace to adjust the knee alignment therefore reducing the pain.
Orthotic devices are prescribed for many reasons – often part of a conservative care leading up to a surgical procedure and in many instances to prevent the need for surgery. However, after surgery the foot can change in both structure and function. The foot will heal and the responsibilities of the surgeon have concluded, but if ambulation is still painful or difficult, focus on function is important. Reassessment of the specific area is important in order to provide the most appropriate device to produce a speedy recovery and resumption of activity.