Custom orthotics are amazingly versatile, with multiple applications for the treatment of a variety of foot and ankle-related problems. Patients in Pflugerville and Austin, Texas, can turn to noted podiatrist Dr. Jeffery W. LaMour for the most advanced custom orthotics crafted using time-tested techniques and state-of-the-art materials for relief of chronic issues like plantar fasciitis, bunions, congenital deformities, gait issues, diabetic foot problems, and more. Schedule an evaluation and find out if custom orthotics could be a good solution for your chronic foot issues.
What are orthotics?
Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are individually crafted to fit your foot shape and are used to correct an array of foot- and ankle-related problems, as well as issues related to the:
Orthotics are made of very durable materials, and they may incorporate both hard and soft features, depending on your specific needs. Today’s orthotics can be crafted to fit inside most types of footwear, including athletic shoes and even high heels.
When can orthotics be helpful?
Orthotics are used to treat many different types of problems that affect your feet and ankles, including:
Flat feet and fallen arches
Problems with your gait (the way you walk)
In some cases, correcting an underlying foot, ankle, or gait problem can relieve pain or instability in the knees or hips, and it may even help relieve chronic back pain.
How are custom orthotics made?
Dr. LaMour will begin your fitting with a review of your symptoms and an examination of your foot. Then he’ll use a plaster cast to take a very precise mold of your foot. The mold helps ensure that your new orthotic will fit your foot perfectly, and it also ensures that the orthotic will be tailored to address your underlying problem. Once the mold is created, it’s sent to a lab that specializes in the highest-quality custom orthotics.
Can I get the same benefits from over-the-counter shoe inserts?
No, and in fact, you might make your problems worse. Over-the-counter inserts seem like a convenient, inexpensive solution to foot pain, and while some inserts or patches can relieve discomfort temporarily in certain instances, these products are designed for the general population, and that means they’ll do nothing to correct the underlying condition that’s causing your specific problem.
By delaying medical care, that problem may become worse and it can end up being more difficult to treat. Plus, over-the-counter products don’t last long, and that means that in the long run, you could spend a lot more compared to the cost of durable orthotics, which may even be covered by your insurance.
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