If you have foot, leg, or lower back problems, you might benefit from wearing custom orthotics. Unlike over-the-counter shoe inserts, orthotics are custom-designed to support the unique curvatures of your feet. At Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the team of board-certified podiatrists regularly prescribes orthotics to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. To request your appointment at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists today, call the office or click the online booking tool.
Orthotics, also called orthoses, are custom-crafted shoe inserts used to correct an irregular or abnormal walking pattern. They allow you to stand, walk, and run comfortably and efficiently.
At Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists, the team regularly uses orthotics to:
Custom orthotics are more than your run-of-the-mill heel pad or shoe insert. You can’t buy them at a store, and they’re usually recommended as a last resort when other conservative treatments don’t provide relief.
Orthotics are incredibly versatile. The team at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists regularly prescribes them to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of conditions like:
You could also benefit from treatment with orthotics if you have underdeveloped foot or leg muscles.
At Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists, the team offers several different types of orthotics, including:
Rigid orthotics are made of materials like carbon fiber or plastic. They absorb shock, improve your balance, and take the pressure off uncomfortable or sore spots. To make rigid orthotics, your podiatrist takes a plaster cast of your foot. They send your cast to a lab that makes your custom orthotics.
Accommodative orthotics are soft, padded, and made of cushiony materials. These types of orthotics particularly benefit people with diabetes, arthritis, and deformed feet. Like rigid orthotics, your podiatrist creates your custom orthotics by taking a plaster cast of both feet.
The team at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists offers more than 15 types of customized orthotics, including dress orthotics and sports orthotics. These custom-made inserts make participating in your normal routine easy and pain-free. Like rigid and accommodative orthotics, your podiatrist takes plaster casts of your feet to design your custom orthotics.
Only a trained podiatrist can determine if orthotics are right for you. Following an exam of your feet and ankles, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, your podiatrist can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
To request an orthotics consultation at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists today, call the office or click the online booking tool. It’s the first step toward a more active, pain-free life.