How Custom Orthotics Can Help Relieve Your Foot and Ankle Pain

If you spend a lot of time on your feet, you're familiar with the symptoms of your foot pain: aches in your toes, arches, heels, or ankles that make you want to sit down forever. 

If you have foot conditions like bunions or hammertoes, you could end up suffering from foot pain after only a brief time on your feet.

One of the most reliable ways to ease foot pain is with custom orthotics. Specially designed inserts for your footwear or specialty footwear choices can give you the targeted support you need to keep your feet from aching. 

At Town Center Foot & Ankle in Kingwood and Atascocita, Texas, Stephen Eichelsdorfer, DPM, and his care team can fit you for the right orthotics, producing custom supports specially formulated for your unique needs.

Who can benefit from custom orthotics?

If you have underlying issues with the position of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet or ankles or issues with your posture that lead to pain, orthotics may be helpful in relieving your discomfort. 

Custom orthotics are particularly helpful for patients with diabetes, who can lose sensation in their lower body and face an increased risk of amputation.

Added as inserts in your footwear, orthotics correct the position of your feet and ankles. In addition to using your orthotics, you may need to change your customary footwear to allow a better fit and correct support while walking, running, and staying active at home and at work.

Made from a variety of different materials, foot orthotics can be shaped to support the different elements of your feet. Depending on your needs, you may benefit most from orthotics that are rigid or fairly flexible.

Getting the right fit for your feet

Forget about over-the-counter inserts. We at Town Center Foot & Ankle tailor custom orthotics to your health care needs. When you work with our professionals, you can trust that you're getting the best advice and guidance to resolve your foot and ankle pain problems.

We start by reviewing your complete health history and conducting a thorough physical exam. Once we've diagnosed your foot and ankle pain issues, we can recommend the right type of orthotics for your needs.

In order to give you the best possible fit, we design your custom orthotics around molds of your feet developed from our state-of-the-art laser scanner. We can guarantee a degree of customization not possible with drugstore insoles or orthotics produced by in-store kiosks. 

Professional care with every part of the process, including help with adjusting to your new gait, keeps you on track with your efforts to address your foot and ankle pain.

To find out how custom orthotics could help with your persistent foot or ankle pain, contact our experienced team at Town Center Foot & Ankle today. Schedule your initial consultation by calling us or use our online booking tool to request an appointment.

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