Deciding Which Orthotics Will Help You

Deciding what to put on your feet often involves first questions of style, then of what you will be doing, and finally of comfort. That’s why so many people end up with sore feet! If you are thinking about orthotics, it is probably because you have some discomfort in your feet, and it has gotten bad enough that you actually feel like doing something about it. But what route should you go? Grabbing something at the supermarket, or coming in to Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center for a full evaluation of your foot issues?

Maybe your problem is that your aging feet are losing some of the fat padding on your heel, and hard shoes feel a bit uncomfortable. Or you might have a pair of dressy heels that put extra pressure on the ball of your foot, but you only wear them occasionally for an evening out. In these cases, simply picking up a heel cup or a cushioned insole from a pharmacy could give you the relief you need.

However, if you have deformed toes, diabetic sores, or painful feet from fallen arches, don’t count on over-the-counter shoe inserts to solve your problem. These conditions require the professional care we provide, including custom orthotics to address your specific foot issues.

We make these prescription medical devices according to a plaster mold of your foot and design them to correct any faulty foot structure or gait issue that is causing you pain. They redistribute your weight more evenly over the sole of your foot, so you don’t irritate hot spots from deformities, lesions, or high or low arch shapes. They can help stabilize your joints, starting in the foot and ankle, to give a solid base for good knee, hip, and back alignment as well. Many people with conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, and heel, arch, or ankle pain have found that orthotics relieve their pain and allow them to resume normal activities again.

If you are ready to say goodbye to foot pain, call us at (303) 423-2520 and set up an appointment at one of our three Denver-area offices (Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Evergreen) or in Granby, CO. You can schedule online as well. Our goal is to help you get your feet in shape, so you can function normally and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Author Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center

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