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Track runner Josette Norris of Tenafly is on the road to recovery as she suffered a ruptured plantar fascia. The North Carolina-bound Norris is one of the top milers in the nation, but Norris ruptured her plantar fascia in her right foot during the XC Meet of Champions in November.
Norris unlike many is actually optimistic and excited on her progress of rehabbing her foot. ``I actually just got my boot off on Monday,'' said Norris. ``Very nice considering I was in it for a month and five days, but I can't run just yet. The foot is healing very well though, and I'm continuing my water training and actually tried the Alter-G treadmill this week, which is pretty awesome.
Going to continue both of that the next two weeks and go from there. I also got orthotics for my foot, so I'm going to get used to that these next few weeks and walk around in my sneakers. I walked a mile on the track today.'' Norris stated that she hopes to race soon this season, but is unsure on the exact timetable.
There are many different types of ankle foot orthotics available which may require custom fitting. If you believe you are a candidate for ankle foot orthotics, you should see a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will examine your feet and help you determine what orthotics is right for you.
Ankle Foot Orthotics and What They Do
Usually used for the foot or ankle, orthotics provides support for weakened limbs or help direct the limbs so they may function properly. These orthotics can help strengthen muscles as well as benefitting muscles that need to be loosened or lengthened. Usually the orthosis is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored in order to blend with the patient’s appearance.
When are Orthotics Necessary?
Orthotics are prescribed when someone is diagnosed with diseases that affect the musculature such as polio and multiple sclerosis. However, ailments such as arthritis and stroke, or foot conditions that “toe in”, may also require orthotics.
As opposed to metal braces of previous years, modern orthotics has improved tremendously. Many of today’s orthotics are manufactured with lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of support and comfort.
Read the Full Article on Ankle Foot Orthotics.