Custom orthotic shoe inserts are formed precisely to fit your foot shape and are used to treat many foot and ankle problems and to help athletes perform more effectively while decreasing the chances of an injury.
The correct pressure management and weight distribution is essential to the proper functioning of your feet and ankles. By using orthotics to correct your gait mechanics, you also straighten out your spinal column which has positive effects for your knees, hips, and back as well.
Using orthotic inserts in conjunction with specially made shoes for patients with diabetes can help treat and prevent foot ulcers and relieve pain from deformities like bunions and hammertoes.
Some of the many conditions that can be treated with custom orthotic shoe inserts include the following:
- Arch and gait abnormalities
- Diabetic foot problems
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bunions and hammertoes
- Ankle sprains
- Neuropathy and neuromas
- Heel problems
- Breaks and stress fractures
Your foot doctor can determine your foot type using a computerized gait analysis and design orthotics that will address flat feet and other arch problems. Pads and cushions can be used to provide heel lifting and isolation of problem areas so healing can occur.
Ankle instability is also a common problem that affects patients who have diabetes and specially made ankle stabilization products can improve balance and help prevent falls and injuries.
If you need help with orthotic inserts to treat your foot or ankle problems, enlisting the services of a skilled podiatrist will provide the most accurate diagnosis and treatment. Schedule an appointment with the Foot First Podiatry Center in New Albany, IN. Our highly-qualified podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha, D.P.M. is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic care and medical treatment for you and your feet. Contact us at (812) 945-9221 and schedule an appointment today!