Many people tend to think about orthopedics as the world of bionic hands and legs that, as a set of “bionic” solutions, attach prosthetics to amputations or poorly developed limbs.

However, that’s not really the entire picture. Many millions more patients have conditions that can be solved by simple, small and incremental fixes. That may not seem like big news to some, but if you are one of those many people struggling with a chronic pain condition related to mobility, it makes all of the difference in the world. We know that from working with patients of all ages who benefit so much from orthopedic care.

The Thinnest Fix

Types of Insoles

A wide variety of orthopedic problems respond well to slight deviations in footwear. Today’s modern insole provides a lot of over-the-counter assistance, as well as offering medical professionals new ways to outfit patients with chronic pain conditions or other complaints.

If you’ve ever tried a gel insole, you know how comfortable it can be. But altering the step in these sorts of ways can also banish some of the most painful conditions that orthopedic professionals review on a regular basis. Something as crippling as plantar fasciitis can be solved with specifically targeted insoles, in some cases. Related or secondary conditions can present their own symptoms. Diagnosis is often about trying: adapting different solutions to the body to alleviate problems.

Starting Small

That means that when clinicians assess someone’s needs, they can start with the most practical and feasible treatments and solutions, and go from there. It’s quite a relief to a patient when they don’t have to go from something as simple as an insole to a more sophisticated care plan.

Having said that, there are various cases where prosthetics and other solutions are necessary.

That means that truly qualified professionals have to be knowledgeable in a range of scenarios and treatments. They have to have a profound understanding of the anatomy, not just at the bone and muscle level, but in a more detailed way, to know how to apply solutions. They have to have a grounding in a sector of medicine that is in some ways “mechanical,” not pharma-oriented or based on vitals or vascular flow, etc.

Take a look at our webpage for more on how orthopedics works for you.  We are a leading provider in the Warrenton, VA area, and we know how to help families to deal with troubling mobility issues and more. Bring the whole family in!