If your mobility is limited by chronic foot pain from conditions like hammertoe, you can benefit from the custom orthotics available at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona. Board-certified podiatrists Alex Stewart, DPM, and Antonius Su, DPM, design orthotics that fit the unique contours of your foot to correct your gait and improve foot and ankle stability. Call the Chandler, Arizona, office to schedule a custom orthotics consultation, or book an appointment online today.
Orthotics are durable devices that correct flaws in the structures of your feet, including hammertoe and bunions, and improve an irregular gait.
There are several types of orthotics, many of which fit inside your shoe to cushion your feet and support your ankle joints. With regular use, orthotics can relieve pressure on your feet to prevent fatigue and injuries.
Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona offers custom orthotics for adults and children. The podiatry team tailors the orthotics to the shape of your feet to provide maximum comfort and support.
Custom orthotics treat various conditions that cause pain and interfere with mobility. Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona offers:
Accommodative orthotics are made from soft materials like foam or silicone. They provide extra cushioning to relieve pressure on sensitive areas of your feet that result from injuries, biomechanical issues, or deformities.
Accommodative orthotics can benefit people with arch pain, heel pain, or diabetic ulcers.
Functional orthotics correct abnormal motion to protect the structures of your feet. These orthotics are made from plastics and other semi-rigid or rigid materials.
Functional orthotics can improve your gait and lower your risk of injuries from running, sports, and other high-impact physical activities.
Because the team personalizes the devices for the unique shape and size of your feet, custom orthotics provide more benefits than orthotics you buy over the counter. Custom orthotics from Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona also last longer than retail products.
The podiatry team schedules custom fittings for functional and accommodative orthotics.
During your initial visit, your provider examines your feet and ankles. They then take a mold of your foot to use as a template for creating your custom shoe inserts. When your orthotics are ready, they show you how to use them correctly to maximize symptom relief.
Custom orthotics may be the only treatment you need for certain conditions. The team can also combine orthotics with other therapies to provide lasting relief from pain and other symptoms of injuries or structural foot issues.
Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona to schedule a custom orthotics consultation today, or book an appointment online.