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Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM & Santa Fe, NM

If you experience foot or ankle problems that are painful or crippling, the team of board-certified podiatrists at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers noninvasive solutions to improve your gait, mobility, and quality of life. They offer custom braces to meet your personal needs. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists to receive your custom-fitted brace today.

Custom Braces Q & A

What are custom braces?

Custom braces are special supports that move your feet or ankles into better alignment and protect your joints from injury. Your podiatrist might recommend you wear custom orthotics (shoe inserts) too. Braces and orthotics can treat a wide range of foot and ankle issues to help you heal from an injury, improve your gait or mobility, reduce pain, and prevent complications.

What are custom braces used for?

Your Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists specialist can recommend you wear custom braces to correct or treat the following conditions:

  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Neuromuscular foot and ankle diseases
  • Drop foot
  • Clubfoot and other pediatric deformities

You might require a custom brace if you have a fracture, sprain, chronic pain, or other foot and ankle issues. If you’ve recently had surgery, wearing a brace can assist in your recovery.

Are custom braces right for me?

The expert team at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists reviews your medical history and examines your feet and ankles to determine if you can benefit from wearing custom braces. They might use X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to diagnose your condition and personalize your treatment plan.

What happens when getting custom braces?

The Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists team fits you for custom braces using cast techniques. They take molds and measurements of your feet to ensure that custom braces and orthotics are a perfect fit. Your podiatrist makes sure the braces fit properly and comfortably before you leave the office.

How long should I wear custom braces?

Your podiatrist lets you know how often and how long to wear custom braces or orthotics to help you achieve the best results. It might be a temporary fix until your injury heals or your bones and soft tissues properly align or a long-term solution in the case of a severe deformity or chronic condition.

Don’t let abnormal gait, an injury, pain, or impaired mobility reduce your physical activity and quality of life. To find out if custom braces are right for you, schedule an appointment with Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists by phone or use the online booking tool today.