Orthotics are custom-made inserts that support your feet, correct alignment issues, relieve pain and discomfort, and prevent foot deformities from getting worse. At Las Vegas Footcare, podiatrist Pardis Kelly, DPM, fits you for orthotics to promote healthy feet. To learn more about how orthotics can help you, call the office or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment.
Orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts. You may see over-the-counter orthotics at your local drugstore. These one-size-fits-all versions aren’t customized to your foot and are unlikely to offer you more than a little extra cushioning.
Custom orthotics designed at Las Vegas Footcare are made to fit your foot’s unique shape and correct your specific foot problems. Dr. Kelly considers gait abnormalities and your general foot health when creating your orthotics.
Dr. Kelly may recommend orthotics to help you:
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 stand, walk, and run without pain.
People with diabetes often benefit from custom orthotics that provide padding and support in areas vulnerable to developing foot ulcers due to uneven pressure.
Custom orthotics provide excellent arch support and cushion your feet to provide comfort, especially if you stand a lot during the day. For runners, orthotics can absorb impact, so you experience less stress on your ankles, knees, and hips.
Orthotics can also reduce the amount of stress you put on your foot, thus discouraging problems such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
Some orthotics gently coax your feet into better alignment, so the bones move to the right place and relieve pressure on your tendons and ligaments.
Dr. Kelly recommends orthotics as part of many treatment plans. The inserts can help alleviate pain from issues like:
People with diabetes can also significantly improve their foot health with the help of orthotics.
If you’re ready to get fitted for custom orthotics or want to learn more, call Las Vegas Footcare today or use this website to schedule an appointment online.