Dr. James Lavell, Chicago podiatrist, improves patients' foot health with custom orthotics.
CHICAGO, IL, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- With hundreds of ligaments and bony structures in each foot working together to support, balance and bear the weight of the entire body, it's no surprise that many people experience foot pain and problems at some point during his or her lifetime. In fact, a majority of these foot problems are caused by poor foot function and biomechanics.
With the help of Dr. James Lavell, a Chicago podiatrist, custom-made orthotics can be created to support and gradually reposition the bones, muscles and tendons of the feet to restore normal foot function. Unlike shoe inserts that are bought over-the-counter, custom designed orthotics are crafted for the patient's unique foot shape and needs. Depending on the issue, orthotics can take various forms, shapes and sizes, but all have the goal of improving foot function and minimizing the stress that leads to foot pain. In many cases, Chicago podiatrist, Dr. Lavell, prescribes orthotic foot devices to correct an abnormal gait, and often following surgery.
"We do a lot of walking as residents of Chicago, and that can take a toll on our feet. Without proper support from our shoes, we can begin to experience pain while walking, or even just standing still. To help my patients, I happy to continue to offer custom orthotics to best support their individual foot conditions," said Dr. James Lavell, a podiatrist in Chicago, IL.
Individuals who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as athletes, runners, and people with various types of injuries and health conditions, can all benefit from custom made orthotics. As a Chicago, IL podiatrist, Dr. James Lavell sees a lot of athletes in his busy office that the functional orthotics improve their performance and reduce their pain. Additionally, many people with jobs that require extended periods of walking or standing may also benefit from supportive orthotics.
Designed experienced Chicago podiatrist, Dr. Lavell, orthotics are crafted to accurately fit the unique mold of a patient's foot. This helps promote proper alignment, restore balance and gently reposition the structure of the foot to improve function and reduce injury. Because poor foot biomechanics are often the source for other pain in the body, orthotics may even help alleviate pain in the knees, hip and lower back.
To determine if orthotics are an appropriate treatment, patients are encouraged to visit Dr. James Lavell, Chicago podiatrist, for a thorough evaluation. Dr. Lavell has extensive knowledge in lower extremity biomechanics and will consider a patient's foot type, analyze their gait and evaluate other factors to determine the exact cause of foot pain. Based on a patient's specific problem or needs, Dr. Lavell can recommend whether orthotics would help reduce the pain and foot deformity, or if a different treatment would produce better results.
Patients should never ignore their foot pain-it isn't normal, and it shouldn't be ignored. Poor foot function and biomechanics may be affecting other parts of a patient's body, including the lower back. Fortunately, orthotics are designed for a patient's specific foot issues, which helps to increase stability, prevent additional pain and ultimately improve their quality of life.
For more information on Dr. James Lavell, orthotics and other services offered, patients can visit the interactive website for this Chicago, IL podiatrist at http://www.lavellfootcare.com/
About Dr. James Lavell, LTD: Dr. James Lavell has been a solo practitioner for 31 years, and is Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery, as well as Board Certified in Laser Surgery. Maintaining the highest levels of accreditation, Dr. Lavell offers an array of services and treatments, including PinPointe laser treatment for toenail fungus, among others. Dr. Lavell graduated from the Illinois College Podiatric Medicine in 1981 and has maintained hospital affiliations since 1983. With podiatry constantly advancing, Dr. Lavell remains on the cutting edge of technology and treatment through continuing education, in addition to being a lecturer on an array of podiatric topics, including laser surgery.
Dr. James Lavell
2032 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60618
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