If you experience foot or ankle pain and it doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, consider custom orthotics. At Greenwood Foot Clinic, board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon Mark Lazar, DPM and his team prescribe custom orthotics to treat various conditions, including plantar fasciitis, bunions, and hammertoes. To make an appointment, call our office or request an appointment online today.
Orthotics are prescription inserts designed specifically for your feet. They provide support for your heels and arches, reducing pain and improving your mobility.
Custom orthotics don’t last forever, but they’re more durable than the inserts you find at the grocery store. With proper care and regular checkups, orthotics last between 5-7 years and sometimes longer*.
Orthotics are incredibly versatile. At Greenwood Foot Clinic, the team prescribes them for various reasons, including reducing the risk of injuries, improving foot and ankle function, and correcting foot abnormalities.
They may also be used to treat various conditions, including:
You might also benefit from orthotics if you experience a sports-related injury and need additional support while your body heals.
The team at Greenwood Foot Clinic offers several types of orthotics, including:
Functional orthotics are tough and made from materials like plastic or carbon fiber. These orthotics fit inside of close-toed shoes and take pressure off of your muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
If you have a diabetic ulcer or plantar fasciitis, your provider might prescribe accommodative orthotics. Accommodative orthotics are bulky and made from padded materials. They relieve painful pressure points and encourage your body’s healing process.
At Greenwood Foot Clinic, getting orthotics takes two visits.
Your Greenwood Foot Clinic provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Then, they examine your feet, toes, and ankles, and order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI.
After identifying the source of your discomfort, your provider takes three-dimensional scans of your feet. They send your scans to a podiatry lab that designs and manufactures a set of custom orthotics.
When the podiatry lab finishes your orthotics, you return to Greenwood Foot Clinic. You try the orthotics on and your provider makes adjustments, ensuring a perfect fit.
To see if you can benefit from orthotics, make an appointment by calling Greenwood Foot Clinic or requesting an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.