Custom orthotics are inserts for your shoes that provide support for your arches. At Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic in Westminster, Colorado, Katherine Parodi, DPM, Jacob Stuart, DPM, and their team use custom orthotics to treat various conditions, including pain from plantar fasciitis and arthritis. Schedule your podiatric evaluation and consultation for custom orthotics, call Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic or book an appointment online today.
Custom orthotics are inserts for your shoes made just for you according to the shapes of your feet and the type of foot support you need. They’re different from the one-size-fits-all varieties of orthotics typically available at the drugstore because your podiatrist makes them just for your unique feet.
Your custom orthotics can help ease general foot or leg pain or improve specific conditions of the feet and ankles. The Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic team might recommend custom orthotics for flat feet with low arches or suggest redistributing the pressure on the bottom of your feet when you stand and walk.
During the design process, the team adjusts the surface of the orthotic that goes against your foot so the device can provide support in the parts of your foot that need it.
Custom orthotics can improve foot pain and pain in areas other than your feet, like your knees or hips, that results from pressure imbalances across your feet. The Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic team might recommend custom orthotics as part of a treatment plan for:
Orthotics not only improve conditions that already exist: They can also work to prevent new injuries and pain sites in your lower body. The team helps you choose a material for your orthotics that offers the level of support you need.
Getting custom orthotics is a little more complicated than stopping by a drug store to browse the selection, but many people agree that custom orthotics are worth the wait. At Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic, the team takes casts of your feet. They might use computer scanning to make digital impressions of the soles. Either way, they have an imprint of the shapes of your soles.
Using the impressions, the team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic makes adjustments to the shape of an orthotic to make sure your custom pair provides the support you need. Once the orthotics have been made, you come in for a second fitting visit to make sure the orthotics fit your feet and serve their intended purpose.
For more information about custom orthotics and when you might need them, call Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic or book an appointment online today.