Q What are orthotics?
Orthotics include shoe inserts, braces, and pads. They can be purchased over-the-counter at your local drug store, or custom made by prescription. The goal of these devices is to protect the feet, improve biomechanics, and properly align the feet and ankles. Eliminating pain is the main focus.
Common foot conditions like flat feet, arthritis, and heel pain may be addressed with orthotics. Deformities and other structural issues of the feet cause weight to be unevenly distributed. Extra pressure is placed on an area of the foot resulting in pain. Deformities such as hammertoe can be addressed with these devices as well.
Your podiatrist is the best person to prescribe orthotics for your feet. Dallas Podiatry Works’ doctors, Brook and Northcutt, have years of experience that give them a complete understanding of what your feet need to feel their best. They will recommend quality products that will address your foot and ankle pain. Call our Dallas, TX office today for an appointment, or schedule online.