Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Wound Care Specialists located in Redlands, CA

Orthotics services offered in Redlands, CA

With every step, you're placing one-and-a-half times your body weight on each foot. Orthotics are individually-made devices that can deliver support to your foot, provide better comfort for your daily movement, and relieve pressure and foot pain. At Redlands Podiatry Group PC in Redlands, California, leading local podiatrist Mathew Morris, DPM, FACFAS, and the team offer customized orthotics to suit your needs. Call the office to schedule an appointment today to learn more.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are devices that realign your foot and ankle into the proper position to relieve tension and stress. They are similar to insoles that fit inside your shoes. 

When you get professional orthotics, they are customized to fit your unique foot structure and needs. While they can benefit anyone who has alignment concerns about their feet and ankles, orthotics are often used by those experiencing pain and other symptoms because of their foot and ankle problems.  

What conditions can orthotics treat?

At Redlands Podiatry Group PC, the team uses orthotics to treat many foot conditions, including:

  • Bunions 
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot and heel pain
  • Tendonitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis 

Misalignments in feet can cause strain from your feet all the way up to your lower limbs. Orthotics add stability in areas where your feet and ankles need it most. 

What are the benefits of wearing orthotics?

Wearing professional orthotics offers a variety of benefits, including:

Injury prevention
Better alignment reduces your overall risk of sustaining injuries to your feet and ankles, especially if you do exercises or sports. 

Less pain 
Wearing orthotics can alleviate pain while you walk. Your gait, or the way you walk, may make you more vulnerable to certain foot and ankle injuries. 

How are orthotics created?

Custom orthotics are specially made to fit the shape and size of your unique feet and shoes. After an evaluation of your foot structure and gait and a discussion of your lifestyle, the team can design orthotics to add support to your feet and ankles in particular positions. 

You might notice shoe inserts at the store that are labeled “orthotics.” However, these differ significantly from orthotics by an experienced foot and ankle care specialist. While you may receive some relief and cushioning from using in-store options, orthotics consider factors like your lifestyle needs, the way you walk, your specific profession, and weight. 

When you're ready to get orthotics, a three-dimensional image is taken of your foot and then it is used to create orthotics that improve your comfort and mobility. 

Even though orthotics may cost more than in-store shoe inserts, they fit in with your specific needs. Orthotics may last for years with proper care and most are covered by insurance. 

To find out if orthotics are right for you, call Redlands Podiatry Group PC to schedule an appointment today to learn more.