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Custom Orthotics

Foot and Ankle Specialists located throughout Nebraska
Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics services offered throughout Nebraska

If you have ankle or foot pain that may also affect your knees or back, custom orthotics can help. At Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons located throughout Nebraska, the skilled podiatrists offer this service as a conservative treatment for numerous foot and ankle conditions that cause pain or diminish your mobility. Call the office nearest you to learn more about custom orthotics, or request an appointment online today.

Custom Orthotics Q&A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are inserts developed by the Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons team that fit comfortably inside your shoes. The orthotics can treat an array of conditions that affect your feet, ankles, gait, and sometimes other joints within your body. The experts at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons have many years of experience developing custom orthotics for patients. 

What are the advantages of custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are comfortable, as they’re designed specifically for the size, shape, and structure of your feet. Wearing the orthotics can prevent future problems, reduce ongoing pain, and even eliminate the need for surgery and other invasive procedures. 

Who benefits from custom orthotics?

Nearly anyone with foot or ankle problems can benefit from custom orthotics. Your podiatrist may recommend them if you struggle with:

  • Foot or ankle pain
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Abnormal foot structure 
  • Irregular gait
  • Bunions
  • High arches
  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoes
  • Pinched nerve
  • Arthritis 

You might take advantage of custom orthotics if you have heel discomfort, a pain-causing disease, an injury, or abnormally shaped feet. See the specialists at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons at the first sign of a foot or ankle problem.

Are custom orthotics right for me?

Your podiatrist examines your feet and ankles to determine if custom orthotics are the right treatment for you. They also review your lifestyle habits, symptoms, medications, and medical history. To make a final diagnosis, your specialist may order blood tests, joint fluid testing, X-rays, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure.

To create custom orthotics that fit your feet and shoes comfortably, your podiatrist uses digital imaging and other cutting-edge methods.

How should I wear my custom orthotics?

When your custom orthotics arrive, your podiatrist ensures they fit properly inside your shoes and mold comfortably to your feet. To reap the most benefits of custom orthotics, it’s important to wear them exactly as instructed by your podiatrist. They can replace the orthotics as needed if they wear down or get lost or damaged. 

Call the Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons office if you have any questions during your treatment. Your specialist might combine custom orthotics with other podiatry treatments, depending on the type and severity of your condition. 

To take advantage of custom orthotics at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons, schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.