What kind of conditions can custom orthotics help?

Custom orthotic shoesCustom orthotics are used to help many different foot and ankle conditions. They are prescribed to alleviate limb discomfort and improve foot function overall. Some of the most common conditions they help include heel pain, flatfoot pain, tendonitis, bursitis, and diabetic complications, especially ulcers.

There are two main types of custom orthotics: functional and accommodative. Functional orthotics control abnormal motion in your foot when you walk. This allows them to help treat problems like shin splints and tendonitis. Accommodative orthotics provide extra cushioning and support in your shoes. This helps alleviate pain on calluses or corns pressing into the foot, and padding places that might be prone to diabetic ulcers.

What you need from custom orthotics will entirely depends on your lower limbs and the condition that needs to be treated. Our team of professionals at Podiatry Associates, P.C. will have to carefully examine your lower limbs, your condition, and your gait to determine what kind of orthotics you need, and what they should do for you. Make an appointment at our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, or Parker, CO offices today to get evaluated. Use our website or call (303) 805-5156 to reach us.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC