Orthotics

Walk a pain-free mile in our orthotics

Your feet, hips, and back are all part of a biomechanical system. When this system isn’t in proper alignment, you might feel pain in your hips or lower back.

Think of orthotics like a tire alignment on your car. Keep the tires aligned and you can expect them to wear evenly and smoothly, avoiding other automotive malfunctions. Provide the proper alignment for your feet, and you may eliminate foot, hip, and lower back pain, as well as future joint problems.

To take the analogy even further, we can compare orthotics to your car’s shock absorbers too. Orthotics act as a cushion to relieve pressure on bony protuberances or sensitive areas of your foot.  Smoother ride, smoother stride.

An Orthotics Assessment

Our orthopedic specialists take an individualized, systems approach to your lower extremity pain. When you meet with one of our orthopedic specialists, you may complete a biomechanical assessment to determine the cause of your pain. Treatment may include exercise instruction for flexibility and strength, education on proper footwear, and the prescription of either custom-made or over-the-counter orthotics.

Our orthotics specialists prescribe both custom and over-the-counter orthotics to accommodate most shoe styles. They can also make minor orthotics modifications on-site while you wait—no need for a return trip.

Wearing the appropriate orthotics is part of a non-surgical approach to managing lower extremity pain and preventing future joint problems. With the right orthotic care, the need for surgery may be postponed or even eliminated.

Common Referrals for Orthotics

Most orthotic referrals come from podiatrists and other orthopedic specialists. Patients are commonly referred for the following conditions:

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Anterior shin pain

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Foot pain

  • Foot misalignment

  • Heel spur syndrome

  • Hip bursitis/tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis
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