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How Custom-Made Orthotics Can Help You

Custom-made orthotics are specialized devices designed to support and improve the function of the feet and lower limbs, offering a personalized solution for individuals with various lower limb problems. These devices are meticulously crafted based on an individual's unique foot structure and specific health needs, providing targeted support where it is most needed. They work by aligning the foot and ankle into their most anatomically efficient position, thereby alleviating stress and strain on the lower limbs. This tailored approach can significantly help in managing conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis, as well as in alleviating discomfort caused by long periods of standing or walking. By improving foot mechanics, custom orthotics not only address immediate pain and discomfort but also aid in preventing future musculoskeletal issues. They are often recommended by podiatrists, as a key component in a comprehensive treatment plan for lower limb ailments. If you would like to learn how custom-made orthotics can help you, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist today.

If you are experiencing discomfort in your feet and would like to try custom orthotics, contact one of our podiatrists from Bruening Foot & Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain. 

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Shoe inserts come in a wide variety and are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality, custom inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you're experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibility of using custom orthotics or shoe inserts. A podiatrist can determine which type of custom orthotic or shoe insert is right for you and help you take the first steps toward being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact our offices located in Covina and Alta Loma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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