Infinite Technologies is highly trained and experienced in fitting “off-the-shelf” and custom foot and ankle/foot orthotics for corrective, rehabilitative, and post-recovery conditions. When Infinite Technologies is involved with orthoses, patients receive the most customized treatment. Even our “off-the-shelf” devices are molded and customized for the best fit possible.
We have also been providing orthopedic and diabetic shoes and foot orthotics for our customers for over 14 years. Be sure to ask about our Shoe Clinics!
Foot orthotics are worn inside a patients shoe and are most commonly used for either orthopedic or neuropathic reasons. They are typically worn with tennis shoes and can be custom molded, heat molded, or prefabricated depending on the needs of the patient.
When someone has a biomechanical imbalance, the body compensates by rolling the foot into pronation or supination. This creates abnormal forces on the foot and ankle and can cause many problems. When your foundation is weakened it affects everything above it, therefore issues with your feet can often cause knee, hip and lower back problems. Whether you are a marathon runner or someone who occasionally goes on walks, if you suffer from poor foot alignment you should schedule a free evaluation today.
Individuals with diabetes often suffer from neuropathy and loss of sensation and blood flow to their feet. As a result they are more prone to skin breakdown and ulceration; specially on the plantar aspect of feet. Diabetics often require accommodative inserts for the balancing and prevention of plantar ulcers and wounds that would place them at risk for infectious complications and possible limb loss.
Post-Operative shoes are commonly used for those who have had foot surgery or injury and are now in the healing process. There are many advantages that post-op shoes offer, such as, breathable mesh, a simple one closure strap, semi-rigid outsole to provide medial and lateral stability, and is shock absorbent. Shoe immobilizes the bones joints of the foot reducing forces on the foot. The square toe design acts as a bumper to provide extra protection. Shoe has Velcro closure across front which can accommodate for large bandages or dressing.
Those who have had foot trauma, wounds or present ulcers, post-surgery, or a situation that requires a pressure off-load of the forefoot would benefit from this shoe. Square toe design offers more protection for toes/foot, ankle strap helps eliminate friction and heel slippage, adjustable forefoot closure eliminates buckle pressure, and shoe overall reduces forefoot pressure. This shoe is proven to reduce weight bearing pressure on the forefoot which promotes fasting healing.
Diabetic / Orthopedic Shoes
Diabetic/Orthopedic shoes are offered and worn by all ages who suffer from diabetes or poor foot mechanics as they are specifically designed to support the structure and mechanics of the foot, ankle, and leg. Shoes are constructed with additional depth and width to accommodate a variety of deformities and have a seamless interior which reduces risk of skin breakdown. Removable insoles in shoes are convenient to those who are in need or could possibly need orthotics, diabetic insoles, or custom orthotics. Our office offers a variety of shoes, please call for up to date information.
Ankle / Foot Orthotics (AFO)
Orthotic brace: AFOs (Carbon-Graphite, Tone Inhibitive, Hinged Plastic)
AFOs are intended to control position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFOs are used to control foot drop as well as other neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders. The assistance this device offers allows a better toe clearance during swing phase of gait. AFOs can be bought off-the-shelf as well as custom made.
Conditions: foot drop, CVA, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal bifida, neuromuscular disorders, diabetic Charcot foot, crushing injuries, contractures, habitual toe walker
Orthotic brace: Cam Walker
Controlled, ankle, motion (CAM) boot are adjustable, reusable, and increase support to one’s foot during the healing process after an injury. Boots are offered in many sizes and variations such as tall or short, static or adjustable ROM ankle joints, and pneumatic air feature is available This air feature is necessary to reduce swelling, pain, and improves healing time. One can control the level and amount of air pumped into boot to support the foot.
Conditions- Post op ankle fusions, stabile ankle fractures, ankle sprains, forefoot and toe injuries, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis tears, Achilles tendon tears.
Orthotic brace: PRAFO
Pressure Relief Ankle Foot Orthosis is an off-the-shelf orthosis to prevent foot drop, foot and ankle contractures, and to treat or prevent bed pressure related heel ulcers. This brace has a unique quality which is a pivoting metal outrigger attached to the posterior aspect of the orthosis that when rotated into position its resists internal and external rotation of the leg when patient is bedridden.
Conditions- Hemiparesis following stroke, foot drop prevention, Achilles tendon contractures, bed pressure related heel ulcers
CROW Boot – Charcot Relief Orthotic Walker
A CROW boot accommodates and supports a foot with Charcot Neuroarthropathy (CN). CN occurs when bones and joints in the foot fracture, break up or pop out of place with minimal or no known direct injury and the foot does not heal or regain its original shape. A patient must be casted and would receive a custom molded boot. The CROW consists of a fully enclosed ankle/foot orthotic with a rocker-bottom sole. Patients are able to continue to bear weight while minimizing pressure and given the chance to heal.