If you have frequent foot or ankle pain because of low arches or conditions like arthritis, you might be a candidate for orthotics. At Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center, board-certified podiatrists Jay Mukker, DPM, FABPM, CWSP, and Gavin Lee, DPM, provide physical exams to determine if orthotics are right for you. They can prescribe shoe inserts and other custom orthotics to cushion and support your foot and ankle joints. Call the office in Fresno or Madera, California, to schedule an orthotics consultation or book an appointment online today.
Orthotics are custom-made devices that cushion your feet and support your ankle and foot joints. Orthotic devices can also absorb the shock of your movements to lower your risk for painful injuries.
Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center offers different types of orthotics to meet your needs, including custom shoe inserts, heel liners, and arch supports.
Some orthotics are soft and made of high-quality foam or gel. If you need extra support, your provider may recommend more rigid, plastic orthotics.
Your Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center providers may recommend orthotics as part of your treatment plan for persistent foot, ankle, leg, or heel pain that results from:
Orthotics can also help people with diabetes. Cushioned orthotics can lower your risk for diabetic foot ulcers and calluses that can develop when your shoes rub against the skin on your feet.
You might also benefit from orthotics to prevent discomfort if you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods or when you participate in sports or other physical activities.
Your provider can determine if orthotics are right for you during a foot and ankle evaluation. During your evaluation, you may need to walk around, so they can assess your movements.
If orthotics are part of your treatment plan, your provider takes measurements of your feet and ankles and may also request diagnostic imaging tests to create your custom orthotics.
The custom orthotics available at Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center are made of high-quality, durable materials. With proper care, your orthotics can provide reliable support for your feet and ankles for many years.
Unlike the shoe inserts that you buy in a store, custom orthotics mold to your foot and fit snugly inside your shoe. This ensures you have the maximum level of support.
To find out if custom orthotics are right for you, call the Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center location nearest you or book an appointment online today.