How To Choose the Right Orthotics for Your Feet

Your podiatrist is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of common foot, ankle, and toe conditions. One of the most effective treatment options for these problems are custom-made orthotics. The foot specialists at The Podiatry Associates provide a wide range of foot and ankle services, including orthotics. They have several convenient office locations in Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, to help you and your feet feel better.

What You Need to Know about Orthotics

Choosing the right orthotics is important, and your podiatrist can help. Custom orthotics can do a lot to help your feet, toes, and ankles, including:

  • Relieve foot, toe, and ankle pressure and pain
  • Support and cushion your feet, toes, and ankles
  • Help realign your feet and toes to provide stability
  • Help correct gait and balance issues

Your podiatrist may recommend custom orthotics to help treat foot, ankle, and toe conditions, including:

  • Heel pain
  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Ankle instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

To help you choose the right orthotics for your feet, your podiatrist may recommend one or more of these types of orthotics:

Soft orthotics, which help to cushion your feet, absorb the impact of walking or standing, and aid with balance issues. They are made entirely of soft materials and are an excellent treatment option for diabetic foot pain, arthritis, or structural abnormalities in your feet.

Semi-rigid orthotics, which help with balance issues. They are made of both soft and hard materials and are a great treatment option for runners and active people, or children and adults with flat feet.

Rigid orthotics, which limit joint motion, improve stability, and relieve tendon and ligament strain. They are made entirely of rigid materials and are the perfect solution to relieve pain in your back, thighs, lower leg muscles, and feet.

Talk with Your Podiatrist Today

To learn more about custom-made orthotics, and how they can help you and your feet feel better, call the foot specialists at The Podiatry Associates. You can reach them in Whitby, ON, by calling (905) 433-0200, Mississauga, ON, at (905) 568-3800, or in Brantford, ON, by calling (519) 751-2900, so call today.