Orthotics – The Perfect Fit

Orthotics

Tennessee Limb and Brace can fit you with just the right orthotic needed o help you recover from your injury or medical condition that is affecting your lower or upper extremities. The orthotics are designed to help you relieve pain, prevent complications, and heal more quickly.  Orthotics that we provide can be used for your upper body to support your back, shoulders, neck, arms, and wrists. For the lower body, we have orthotics for hips, legs, knees, ankles, and feet.

Because everyone is different, orthotics devices must be precisely customized for each individual to achieve the closest possible perfect fit. When fabricating and fitting orthotics, many things must be considered such as the Patient’s condition, functional needs, durability demands, and future physical changes.

Lower Extremity Orthotics – Leg and Foot

Tennessee Limb and Brace certified technicians are experts at fitting lower extremity orthotics.  Once fitted, the orthotics will give you added stability and control to your legs and foot.

Upper Extremity Orthotics – Arm And Hand

Whether helping an arm or hand to heal, it can provide the support and limited motion that the extremity needs. Whether you need a brace for your arm, hand, or shoulders, we have a customized device that meets your unique lifestyle needs.

Sports Orthotics

If your orthotics are not able to keep up with your active lifestyle, you might need to look at custom orthotics. We can help customize and fit an orthotic that takes into account your lifestyle and condition.

Pediatric Orthotics

Custom bracing provides support solutions to help your child live life to his/her fullest ability.  Due to the growing body of the child, you need someone like Tennessee Limb and Brace that you can trust and refer to as your child grows.

boy with lower extremity orthotics

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about orthotics, hopefully, you will find them here. If not, please feel free to contact us.

Are orthotics covered by insurance/Medicare?

Most insurance/Medicare plans provide some coverage for orthotic devices. It is important to always check your specific plan for coverage and guidelines. Most plans do not cover customer shoe inserts unless the patient has diabetes Medicare has implemented a coverage rule that only allows certain braces to be replaced once every 3 to 5 years. At TN Limb & Brace, we are always available to assist you in determining your insurance coverage and to discuss all available options.

Are orthotics good for flat feet?

Yes, orthotics can help alleviate pain/fatigue and provide support to flat feet.

Can orthotics cause hip pain?

If you have a leg length discrepancy, this can lead to hip pain due to a change in the way your body reacts to ground forces which can change when fit with shoe inserts. Generally, the pain will subside as your body adjusts and becomes accustomed to the changes.

Can orthotics help with knee pain?

Sometimes, if knee pain is associated with some underlying foot deformity, orthotics can alleviate pain by correcting that deformity, thereby reducing stress on the knee. Knee bracing can also help with knee pain.

Can orthotics help with back pain?

Yes, orthotics can also help alleviate back pain by reducing shock and vibration. Another way orthotics can help with back pain is by providing better back support and in the process maximizing posture and body alignment, thus reducing stress on the back.

What orthotics do I need?

There are many factors that determine what orthotic would be best suited for each Patient. Those factors include activity level, weight, deformities, and cause of the pain. Being diabetic or having an old or new fracture in the feet can also factor into what orthotic device would be most beneficial. It is recommended that you see your health care provider, podiatrist, orthopedic, or family physician to determine your course of treatment. TN Limb & Brace can work with you in order to best implement your physician’s recommendations.

When should orthotics be replaced?

Orthotics should be replaced when they are worn out and cannot be adjusted any longer. Many Patients prefer to have more than one pair so that they do not have to constantly change shoes. Changes in activities and weight changes can lead to bracing not sufficiently fitting any longer. If you are experiencing poor-fitting orthotics, we can meet with you to determine if they can be adjusted or repaired or if a replacement would be the best course of treatment.

Where to get orthotics near me?

Contact TN Limb & Brace and we can set up an appointment for a detailed evaluation.

Which is right for me – Custom orthotics or off the shelf (OTS)?

AFO’s, back braces, and foot orthotics are some examples that can be custom or OTS. Custom orthotics are simple devices that can be made to fit an individual’s specific body features. This custom fit can provide better support for the Patient. In some cases, OTS orthotics can work well and can be more affordable. OTS orthotics tend to be less supportive, and they are generally removed from the box and fit the Patient as best as possible. Your certified orthotist at TN Limb & Brace can go over all the options with you and help you make the decision that will be best for your individual situation.

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