What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes to provide support that is customized and superior to that of untreated shoes. Your podiatrist uses orthotics to correct issues with the feet, ankles, knees, and hips that cause pain. Orthotics balance the forces on these structures to help you walk, run, and stand with healthy posture. One of the most common uses for orthotics is to relieve heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Orthotics may also be prescribed to address pain in the Achilles tendons, shins, and knees. The type and shape of the orthotics you receive will depend upon the condition they are meant to treat. Custom orthotics are made using measurements and scans of your feet and legs in order to ensure the right fit and function. Your podiatrist will instruct you on the use and care of your orthotics to achieve the best results.

Austin Podiatry Centers provides orthotics in addition to many other treatments for foot and ankle injuries or pain. Click through our website to learn more about foot care for children, seniors, diabetics, and more.