Experience is showing the possibility of treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) using the Aircast Airlift PTTD Brace. It can also be applied to early signs of adult-acquired flatfoot.
According to an article published at PodiatryToday.com, written by Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant, there are reports of immediate improvement after wearing the brace. It allows some motion which can prevent atrophy of the calf permit walking functions.
Stretching and strengthing exercise are important to the continued recovery of the patient. Having the brace properly fitted is essential.
Some advanced conditions will be better served with custom orthotics. The Aircast AirLift brace can be operated by the patient with a little training. The brace has a life of about 2-3 months. Reportedly patients like it even considering the short life.
It is good to see people in the industry working constantly to develop tools that will make podiatry more successful and more able to serve patients economically and efficiently.
You can read more at PodiatryToday.com