Orthotics

Foot & Ankle Concepts, Inc. -  - Podiatry

Foot & Ankle Concepts, Inc.

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Palmdale, & Westlake Village, CA

Foot and ankle pain can have many different causes, and orthotics may serve as a simple conservative fix that relieves your pain. The experts at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. offer custom-made orthotics that fit your specific foot needs and type. Call the location most convenient to you, including Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Palmdale, or Westlake Village, California, to schedule your orthotic fitting. Or book an appointment using the online booking button.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are devices you insert in your shoe that provide relief from common causes of foot and ankle discomfort. Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. may recommend orthotics to:

  • Correct alignment
  • Provide support
  • Prevent or correct a deformity
  • Improve foot and ankle function

Orthotics may include a heel insert, an ankle brace, or a full-contact orthosis.

What types of conditions benefit from orthotics?

Many common foot and ankle conditions benefit from the use of orthotics and may help delay, or even prevent, the need for more invasive treatment.

Common conditions the experts at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. recommend treating with orthotics include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Corns and calluses
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner’s heel
  • Rigid high arch
  • Stiff big toe
  • Limb length deformity

If you have flat feet, an orthotic insert in your shoe may provide the support your foot needs to prevent tendonitis.

What can I expect during an evaluation for my orthotics?

Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. conducts a thorough examination of your foot and ankle during your orthotic evaluation. Your doctor also assesses your walk and gait to help determine the best type of orthotic for you. They then measure your foot using a special computer program for your custom-made orthotic.

What are the types of orthotics?

Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. will prescribe a specific type of orthotic based on your health needs and activity:

Rigid orthotics

Your foot surgeon may recommend rigid orthotics if you need the device to relieve foot pain or the pain in your legs or lower back that often accompanies a foot problem. These types of orthotics are made from plastic or carbon fiber and are best used in closed-toe dress shoes or walking shoes.

Soft orthotics

Soft orthotics provide additional cushioning to relieve pain caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis or diabetic foot pain. These types of inserts can be bulky and may work best with prescription footwear.

Are custom-made orthotics better?

When it comes to orthotics, custom-made devices are better than products purchased at your local pharmacy. Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. precisely measures your foot to create an orthotic that perfectly fits your foot and orthotic need.

Your specialist can also create an orthotic that fits a particular shoe or provides the support you need to participate in a sport.

For custom-made orthotics to treat your foot or ankle condition, call the experts at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. Or book an appointment online.