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Are You in Need of the Relief Orthotics Can Bring? Las Vegas Footcare Can Help!

Discover the relief custom orthotics can bring at Las Vegas Footcare, where Dr. Pardis Kelly crafts personalized inserts to support your feet, correct alignment issues, and relieve pain. Start yourself on the path to healthier, pain-free feet. Book your appointment now by calling our office or using our convenient online booking tool.

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Unlike one-size-fits-all over-the-counter options, custom orthotics at Las Vegas Footcare are meticulously tailored to your foot's unique shape, addressing specific foot problems. Dr. Kelly analyzes gait, posture, and body mechanics during the customization process to tailor orthotics specifically to suit your needs.

Why Choose Custom Orthotics?

Dr. Kelly may recommend orthotics to help you:

  • Relieve foot and walking pain
  • Provide support for weak areas of your foot
  • Correct structural issues like high arches

Your feet are complex structures containing numerous muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. When these structures are misaligned, your gait may be off, and you can experience foot pain or pain that travels up your kinetic chain to your knees, hips, or spine. 

Orthotics can correct misalignments between these structures so you can stand, walk, and run without pain. Arch and foot support and proper cushioning can ensure comfort during prolonged standing, work, or athletic activities. Custom orthotics absorb impact, reducing stress on ankles, knees, and hips. They also discourage issues like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis by redistributing stress on the foot and coaxing it into better alignment.

Conditions Benefiting From Custom Orthotics

By customizing orthotics to each individual's specific needs, Dr. Kelly can address a wide range of foot-related issues, enhancing comfort, function, and overall foot health. This personalized approach is key to effectively managing various foot conditions and improving quality of life.

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Orthotics help redistribute pressure away from the inflamed plantar fascia, the band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. This can reduce heel pain and provide support during walking or standing.
  • Arch Pain: Custom orthotics are designed to support the arches of the feet, which can alleviate stress and strain on the arch area. This is particularly helpful for people with collapsed or high arches experiencing discomfort.
  • Achilles Tendinitis: Orthotics can help in reducing strain on the Achilles tendon by slightly elevating the heel, which helps alleviate pain and aids in the healing process.
  • Arthritis: In arthritic conditions, particularly osteoarthritis, orthotics can provide cushioning and better distribution of weight across the foot, thereby reducing joint pain and improving mobility.
  • Flat Feet: For those with flat feet, orthotics can help in aligning the feet and reducing pain in the feet, ankles, and even the back.
  • Leg Length Differences: Custom orthotics can be made with varying heights to compensate for differences in leg length, which helps maintain a proper and balanced gait.
  • Bunions: Orthotics can relieve pressure on bunions by redistributing weight away from the affected joint at the base of the big toe, reducing pain and slowing the progression of the bunion.
  • Hammertoe: For hammer toe, orthotics can help by providing a more even distribution of pressure across the foot.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae in the feet can be alleviated with orthotics by reducing the pressure and friction contributing to the condition.
  • Diabetes: People with diabetes can benefit greatly from orthotics as they help in rereducesure points on the feet, which is crucial for preventing ulcers and other complications that can arise due to diabetic neuropathy.