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A stiff back, uncooperative knee, tired leg, or sore foot are all issues that the right orthotic treatment could potentially relieve. Technology has ensured orthotics are more readily available than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all orthotics are created equal. In fact, using the “wrong” orthotics can actually exacerbate pain or discomfort over time, even if they seem to relieve it in the short term. Unlike most generic shoe inserts, knee braces, or elbow splints you can find online or in retail stores, custom-made orthotics are prescribed to treat a specific condition and fit your body. With all the orthotic options you have, how do you make sure you’re making the right choice?
Depending on whether you are an above-knee or below-knee amputee, your path to mobility with a prosthetic leg will be slightly different. A custom prosthetic leg allows you to slowly regain mobility and return to your favorite activities after undergoing an above-knee or below-knee amputation. Learning to use your new prosthesis effectively involves following a […]
The process followed to make custom prosthetic limbs requires attention to detail and continuous patient communication. Learn how the prosthetists at Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics do it! Prosthetic limbs may be artificial, but when custom-made, they become realistic appliances that replace arms or legs lost to serious disease, congenital disorders, or trauma. The American Board for […]
Custom orthotics fill a great need for people who suffer from mobility-limiting injuries and diseases, but much of the incredible work found in the field is done behind closed doors in orthotic labs around the world. Have you ever wondered where technology and medicine intersect? You can see it happening every day through the technology used in orthotics fabrication.
Many orthotists, including those in the Horton’s family, are on a constant, ongoing quest to better patients’ lives through innovation. The goal is to provide better braces, footwear, and other devices with more customization, durability, and capability than ever before in history. This work starts by utilizing some intricate technology and continuing to push boundaries.
Receiving a scoliosis diagnosis can be the first step in a long period of treatment in order to stop the spine from becoming any more curved. While everyone’s spine does curve to some degree, the extent of the curve is what causes concern. When scoliosis is treated using a scoliosis back brace at a young age, it is possible to stop the spinal curve from progressing any further. Left untreated, scoliosis will continue to become more serious as a child grows up.
Foot-related diabetes issues can quickly worsen and lead to serious complications or even amputation. Because diabetes is the leading cause of lower extremity amputations due to issues like nerve damage, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), foot ulcers, and infections, your health hinges on having a solid understanding of common diabetic amputation risk factors and how to prevent them.
Whether you purchase them over-the-counter or have them custom-fitted, foot orthotics in any form can be used to correct a number of foot conditions—everything from flat feet pain to foot deformities. The type and shape of available inserts and shoes are almost as varied as the number of feet on the planet. If your condition calls for more custom footwear, you need to consult with a pedorthist in Arkansas who can design and fabricate something to help you walk and stand more comfortably. Evaluate your needs and your current footwear options to decide if custom foot orthotics can help you heal.
A breast cancer diagnosis can leave you and your loved ones feeling unsure about the future. Whether you have just been diagnosed, undergoing chemotherapy, or recovering from a mastectomy, local support in Arkansas can help you conquer life at every stage of this disease. October may be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but you can find support year-round if you need it!
A pediatric prosthetist’s job is to custom fit a prosthesis for your child that keeps them moving. Along with occupational therapists, psychologists, and pediatricians, they work with your family to help your child grow and thrive through each stage of life. Each child is special and unique, so their prosthesis will help them achieve their personal goals. As they grow, they may learn to do certain activities without their prosthesis, so it may be used only for sports and hobbies or something they grow to depend on daily. Whatever the case may be, with the bright future of this technology, there are prosthetic solutions that can meet their needs every step of the way.
Back problems are a common cause of chronic pain, but they do not always respond to conventional treatment methods. Orthotic back braces may offer an effective solution for those who are looking for long-term support and pain relief. Back pain affects roughly 27 million adults in the US, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and […]
Our team of certified orthotists can custom fit and fabricate a range of orthotic devices to support your joints and muscles.
Our expert prosthetists can custom design and fabricate prostheses that fit any patient’s specific needs for each stage of life, plus unique options for a variety of sports activities.
Our pedorthists can design and fit custom foot orthotics to treat your chronic foot or ankle problems.
We can design and provide pediatric orthotic and prosthetic devices that treat conditions specifically for children.
We provide pre-fabricated and individually-fitted post-mastectomy items like breast forms, bras, and camisoles to meet your needs after breast cancer surgery.
We provide a full range of compression garments that are extremely beneficial in the treatment of lymphedema.
We released the stance control orthotic knee joint (SCOKJ), a type of stance control orthosis, in 2001 to allow for a more natural knee stance and easier movement.