Some foot and ankle pains come and go, but others come to stay. If you overdid it shopping in shoes that weren't as comfortable as you thought they'd be, your feet may just need a rest. However, if the pain isn't leaving, it's time to contact us. Untreated, foot and ankle pain can become worse and begin to affect the legs and back.
Many foot and ankle problems can be alleviated with special customized inserts called orthotics. Orthotics, also known as orthoses, refers to any device inserted into a shoe, ranging from felt pads to custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern, prescriptions for orthotics aren't like other prescriptions you've gotten for medications because orthotics are customized to your specific needs. Don't mistake prescription orthotics for mass-produced insoles sold in drugstores. The orthotics we prescribe are made especially for your feet.
Problems that can be alleviated by orthotics include arch and heel pain, discomfort from bunions, and pain caused by diabetes. Sprains and overuse injuries in athletes can also be treated by custom orthotics. With our expertise in foot and ankle function and biomechanics, we are uniquely positioned to prescribe orthotics that meet your individual needs. Don't suffer with foot and ankle pain that won't go away.
Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes, and materials and fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.