Custom orthotic shoe inserts and supportive devices can help with a multitude of foot and ankle problems. Orthotics help isolate foot abnormalities like bunions and hammertoes and provide proper arch support to correct overpronation and improve spinal alignment. Improper foot mechanics can be identified using a computerized gait analysis at your podiatrist’s office. 

The proper inserts can then be molded to your exact foot shape to provide the best support. Properly corrected foot mechanics will also help prevent alignment problems and pain in your knees, hips, and back.

How custom orthotics can help your feet, knees, hips, and back

  • Eliminates pain and discomfort—Cushioning and support provides pain relief for corns and calluses and can isolate deformities to prevent rubbing and blisters.

  • Arch support—The correct arch support is vital to proper foot functioning and spinal alignment.

  • Increases balance and stabilization—Weak ankles and poor balance can contribute to falls and injuries. Specially-made shoes and orthotic ankle supports will increase stability and prevent falls.

  • Prevents or postpones the need for surgery—Custom orthotic inserts can be used for many years to treat problems that would otherwise require surgery. 

A properly made and placed orthotic will provide rapid relief and help prevent future problems. 

Having your foot care professional evaluate the structure and movement of your feet is essential to getting the most out of your orthotic devices. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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