For people with foot problems, the consequences can range from minor pain to severe complications. Specialized care, including custom orthopedic shoes and orthotics, can keep these ailments under control.
After you’ve lost a leg, a bit of hosiery might not seem like a crucial step toward independence—especially compared to the sophisticated technology of modern prosthetics for amputees. Without shrinker socks, fitting and ultimately wearing prosthetics would be much more challenging.
Back braces are often prescribed to post-surgical patients as well as those who have been diagnosed with scoliosis. There are many different types of braces, including one- and two-piece body jackets, and here are the differences.
If your child seems to drag one or both of his or her feet while walking, foot drop may be to blame. Fortunately, with early detection and treatment, foot drop can be successfully treated in most young patients.
To understand how microprocessor prosthetics work, it is important to understand the bodily systems they are programmed to imitate- and why patients struggling with other types of prosthetics needed this new innovation.
My name is Tyler Pearson. I am an orthotic & prosthetic technician and I started at Horton’s in 2014. My favorite part of being a technician really is being able to utilize my hand skills and knowing that it has a direct impact on someone’s daily life.
It is natural to get fed up with all the changes you have to make in your life after a diabetes diagnosis, starting with a new diet, special testing strips and extra medication. For many, diabetic shoes can seem like one “step” too far when it comes to making accommodations for their condition.
Yet it pays to understand why seeking out custom diabetic shoes in Arkansas may be worth the effort. Because people with diabetes frequently lose some feeling in their feet, minor injuries can go unnoticed, quickly turning into more serious health problems. Calluses can become ulcers, sweaty soles can become infections – and these are just some of the diabetic amputation risk factors.
The new Faulkner County facility will allow Horton’s O & P to service a new area of central Arkansas for residents in need of Horton’s specialized services for adults and children.
Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics, a longtime institution in Central Arkansas, recently announced the opening of its newest location in Conway at 635 Dave Ward Drive. As with its other offices, Horton’s will provide customized orthotics and prosthetics, as well as customized orthopedics, educational support, and more.
My name is Mike Horton. I’m a staff orthotist and process at Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics. We’re a small family practice. I think we strive to build a rapport and a relationship specifically with the patient and then once we establish that relationship with the patient we become a friend with them. Especially with our amputees you know some of our orthotic patients we may see them one time you know they have an ankle sprain or whatever they’re in they’re out they’re gone. The prosthetic patients are patients for life.
Our new state-of-the-art CAD/CAM scanner allows for better design and accuracy when we create custom orthotics and prosthetics.
Our Little Rock office has installed a brand new Vorum CAD/CAM scanner and high-speed carver that will completely change how we create orthotics and prosthetics. Using computer-aided design software, we can now scan our patients and build a model for a new orthotic or prosthetic device.
Remember – your prosthetic will be ready about two weeks AFTER your insurance approves your claim. We can’t begin production until your insurance has approved your prosthetic. We know how frustrating the wait can be, and we do everything in our power to make sure that your prosthetic gets to you as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.