As folks are emerging from lockdown and getting involved in socially distanced athletic and exercise activities, it’s a good time to make sure you have properly fitted footwear and orthotic inserts. Custom orthotic shoe inserts are molded to your exact foot shape and are used to treat many foot and ankle problems. They can even heighten athletic performance while also decreasing the chances of an injury.
Proper formation and placement of orthotics will correct faulty gait mechanics which can alleviate back, knee, and hip pain too.
Some of the many conditions that can be treated with custom orthotic shoe inserts include the following:
- Arch and gait problems—Arch problems like plantar fasciitis and gait abnormalities caused by flat feet can be corrected with orthotic inserts.
- Diabetic foot issues—Orthotics are used to isolate wounds and redirect pressure. Combining orthotic inserts with specially made shoes for patients with diabetes will help treat and prevent foot ulcers.
- Bunions and hammertoes—Orthotics are used to lift and separate toes deformed by bunions and hammertoes and other deformities.
- Ankle sprains
- Neuropathy and foot neuromas
- Heel pain
- Hairline fractures and breaks
By using a computerized gait analysis your foot doctor can custom design orthotics that will address flat feet and other arch problems. Specially placed orthotic pads and cushions can be used to provide heel and metatarsal lifting and isolation of problem areas.
To find out more about custom orthotics, contact your foot doctor. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), 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.