What you wear on your feet makes a difference. Custom-made orthotics support your feet, correct alignment issues, relieve pain and discomfort, and prevent foot deformities from getting worse. At Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center in Littleton, Colorado, Hani Saeed, DPM, fits you for orthotics, or customized shoe inserts. To learn more about how this support for your feet can help you, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
What are custom orthotics?
Orthotics are medical shoe inserts. You can buy versions over-the-counter at your local drugstore, but these aren’t customized for your foot and are unlikely to truly fit your needs. Though over-the-counter inserts can provide some support and pain relief, custom orthotics are made to fit your foot’s unique shape and correct your specific foot problems.
At Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center, the doctors customize your inserts to help your feet by:
Your feet contain numerous muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These structures work together to support your body and propel you forward. If there is misalignment in these structures, your gait may be off, and you can experience foot pain or pain that travels up your kinetic chain to your knees, hips, or spine. Orthotics can correct misalignments between these structures, allowing them to work properly.
How do orthotics work to help my foot condition?
The custom orthotics designed at Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center typically feature excellent arch support. They cushion your feet to provide comfort if you stand a lot during the day. They also absorb the shock of impact, which is particularly helpful for runners. Orthotics can also reduce the amount of stress you put on your foot, thus discouraging problems such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
Custom orthotics actually realign your feet, so the bones move to the right place and relieve pressure on your tendons and ligaments. Orthotics ease pain associated with standing, walking, or other time on your feet.
The team at Red Rocks Foot & Ankle may recommend orthotics as part of your treatment plan to correct a wide range of conditions, including:
Many foot conditions improve dramatically with the addition of orthotics. Other conditions may require additional treatments, such as physical therapy and injections.
Consult with the doctors at Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center to learn how custom orthotics can help relieve your foot pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today.