Foot and ankle conditions are usually overlooked

Especially considering that numerous patients often ignore signs and symptoms or fail to mention them to their doctors. Many of these problems can easily be corrected or improved by wearing low profile braces, special orthotics, or physical therapy to enhance/strengthen motion range.

In most cases, ankle and foot issues can be conservatively treated with bracing, orthotics, and casting. What’s even better is that professionals can now fit and dispense them in their facilities through in-house bracing and dispensing services.


Bracing is a common medical practice for treating the ankle’s instability for patients with an ankle sprain. Ankle and foot braces are now popularly used to help treat numerous medical injuries, deformities, and problems. Doctors recommend balance braces to help minimize fall risk, while other braces can help reduce the pain associated with stiff, flat feet and severe arthritic problems. These braces are usually low profile and light.

Orthoses used in treating foot, knee, and/or ankle come in multiple varieties. This often varies from basic orthoses, off-the-shelf, and even custom-fabricated complex orthoses designed from a patient’s limb model.

Officially speaking, orthoses used in treating both the foot and the ankle are known as ankle-foot orthoses/AFOs. Usually, these orthoses are made from metal, leather, or plastic. They offer your foot support by using a non-molded or molded footplate or an orthopedic shoe that features an extra segment extending upwards towards the lower leg. Ankle and foot orthoses are commonly used in offering support to your weakened foot and ankle. Effectively, this allows the patient to walk without an abnormal gait pattern or peculiar limp safely.

There are also knee orthoses that are mainly used in immobilizing or supporting the knee joint. Knee orthoses are designed from metal, composite materials, or plastic, and their main purpose is to help to immobilize the knee joint right after surgery completely. With this immobilization provision, knee braces help facilitate proper healing and maintain the correct knee position to prevent further damage and injury.


  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Acute and chronic ankle sprains
  • Prophylactic use
  • Tendonitis or chronic tendon tear Syndesmosis sprain
  • Ankle injury rehabilitation of ankle sprain and strains.
  • Transition from walker boot or cast to normal activities after an injury
  • To increase support in inversion and eversion.


Eliminate the strenuous travel to different locations to get the service quality you need. Frederick Foot and Ankle is the best choice near you for professional, quality, and reliable In House Bracing and Dispensing services! We offer an assortment of OTC (over the counter) and custom bracing rights in our establishments.

Our fundamental virtue is believing in assisting people. We accomplish this using orthopedic braces built to relieve pain and ensure you remain mobile. If you want to get your ankles and feet back to a healthy top-shape again, make the first important step and schedule an appointment with us at 1-877-668-0008 or visit our website.

Our team of professionals performs all casting and also dispenses all orthotics and bracing at all our locations. Frederick Foot and Ankle has three suitably located offices (at Frederick, Urbana, and Martinsburg), all offering weekday hours and prompt Emergency Care.

We look forward to hearing from you!