When something is wrong with our eyes or our teeth, most of us quickly head to the eye doctor or dentist to get the problem fixed. There is something different with foot pain, it seems, that keeps people from getting it taken care of. At Dallas Podiatry Works, we have seen many people over the years come in for help after having lived with foot pain for too long! Many foot problems are progressive, meaning they worsen over time without the right treatment. We offer a myriad of treatment options for all foot problems and conditions, but one that is very helpful for many kinds of foot ailments is custom orthotics.
Foundationally, orthotics are shoe inserts. You may have seen generic inserts at a store that promote their ability to make your feet more comfortable. Custom orthotics go beyond this for a couple of reasons. First, they are designed and specially made for your feet. This is crucial because a one-size-fits-all insert most often will not do the job that your feet need them to. The area in which your feet need extra support, cushioning or stabilization depends on your foot type and structure. Second, custom orthotics are made to address your particular gait problems, and thus they are more effective in controlling pain and preventing injury. Functional orthotics control the movement of your foot to alleviate pain, while accommodative orthotics are softer in nature and used more for cushioning where your foot needs them.
Are you tired of having foot pain and ready to try a pair of orthotics? Contact Dallas Podiatry Works today to make an appointment with Dr. Joel W. Brook and Dr. David R. Northcutt. We can identify the root of your problem and set you on a path to living pain free. Call our office in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323.