Orthotics Specialist

Premier Foot & Ankle -  - Podiatrist

Premier Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists located in Dallas, TX, Mckinney, TX & Plano, TX

Orthotics help to effectively treat a number of foot and ankle issues that cause pain and altered mobility. The team of podiatry experts at Premier Foot & Ankle, located in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Mesquite, and Celina, Texas, can customize an orthotic that best meets your needs and treats the cause of your pain or mobility issues. For a consultation and your own custom orthotics, call or schedule an appointment with one of their offices today.

Orthotics Q & A

What is an orthotic?

 

An orthotic is a soft or rigid device that is inserted into your shoe to prevent and treat a wide range of foot an ankle problems for both children and adults.

Orthotics are made from many different materials and come in many shapes and sizes, depending on their purpose. The purpose of an orthotic is to:

  • Prevent or correct foot or ankle deformities
  • Correct misalignment of the foot and ankle
  • Relieve pressure on the foot or ankle
  • Relieve strain on legs, hips, and back
  • Support the weak muscles, tendons, or ligaments of the foot or ankle
  • Improve balance and an altered gait
  • Improve the overall function of the foot and ankle

Your podiatrist at Premier Foot & Ankle may choose to use a manufactured orthotic or may create a customized orthotic that best fits your foot or ankle.

Why do I need an orthotic?

Your Premier Foot & Ankle podiatrist may prescribe orthotics if you have foot or ankle problems, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe or mallet toe
  • Heel spurs
  • Flat foot
  • Bursitis
  • Foot or ankle injuries
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Gait issues
  • Congenital foot or ankle problems
  • Fractures

Orthotics are useful after foot or ankle surgery to help with healing and rehabilitation, along with physical therapy and other treatments.

What are the different types of orthotics?

Both factory-made and custom orthotics use materials including felt, plastic, carbon, or a combination of these. They may be rigid, soft, or semi-soft.

The two main types of orthotics include:

Functional orthotics

Designed to treat abnormal foot mechanics, like foot pronation, to reduce shock while walking, and prevent recurrent stress injuries.

Accommodative orthotics

Designed to reduce or eliminate pain and correct foot and ankle problems. Typically used with pediatric podiatry and to correct congenital problems or birth defects.

Orthotics include a range of devices, from simple heel supports to braces that support the entire foot and lower leg. The team of podiatrists At Premier Foot & Ankle are experts at utilizing orthotics to effectively prevent and treat foot and ankle problems.

To see how orthotics can help you, call or schedule an appointment online with Premier Foot & Ankle today.