Do you trip a lot or have difficulty with your balance? Many people, especially older people, struggle with balance problems that stem from ankle instability, peripheral neuropathy, stiff joints, or other underlying conditions or medications. It can be frightening to always be worried about falling, especially when falls are the leading cause of injuries leading to deaths as well as permanent disabilities in older adults. Luckily, there is an easy and effective way to prevent falls and potential injury and death.
What is the Moore Balance Brace?
The Moore Balance Brace is a custom ankle-foot orthotic that is placed inside of your shoe to provide extra ankle support and stability. It has a lightweight support that is strapped around the ankle and has a supportive custom sole.
The Moore Balance Brace can:
- Improve stability in the ankle to counter foot pain and muscle weakness associated with conditions such as Diabetes and arthritis
- Prevent postural swaying
- Improve sensorimotor function
- Support the arch and midfoot
The first step in getting a Moore Balance Brace is to see a podiatrist for a fall risk assessment and discuss any underlying issues that may be contributing to ankle instability. A podiatrist can also help determine what type of shoe would be appropriate for using the Moore Balance Brace with.
At Your Next Step, we have a team of dedicated podiatrists who can help assess your need for an ankle foot orthotic to improve balance, and address any other foot and ankle conditions you may have. Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen commonly treat podiatric conditions including nail fungus, heel pain, sports injuries, diabetic foot problems, toe deformities and arthritis. Our 3 offices in Ardmore, Paoli, and Downingtown are conveniently located to serve a wide area, and are equipped with modern technologies to diagnose and treat our patients more effectively. Contact us for more information or to request an appointment!