What Are Orthotics and How Can They Help Me?

An orthotic is a device that is worn inside of your shoe. This device helps control, correct, and support the foot when walking. Orthotics come in a wide variety of shapes and materials. They are used for many different foot, knee, hip, and back issues.

Misalignment of the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities unrecognized can go on to cause an uneven shift in weight. This misalignment can result in an asymmetry in tension on your joints, tendons, and other structures. Over time, these misalignments can result in injury. These misalignment injuries can range from sprains and strains to chronic arthritis.

Many off-the-shelf brands of orthotics only provide cushioning. These products lack the structure to adequately support your foot and decrease shock.

Here at Bay Area Foot Care, we treat your pain with a dynamic approach. A skilled podiatrist will assess your foot architecture and associated biomechanics to diagnose any underlying misalignments. With that information, your podiatrist can then create a custom orthotic device to help correct any misalignment and protect you from injury.

At Bay Area Foot Care, we use state-of-the-art digital scanning to create a 3D image of your foot, which your custom orthotic will be based upon. We also offer the traditional plaster casting and foam imprint methods. Next, your podiatrist will select the best type of orthotic for you with custom accommodations.

We are happy to evaluate your foot posture and guide you on whether an orthotic device should be part of your treatment.

Make an appointment for a custom orthotic consultation today! Appointments can be made by calling 1 (800) 871-8606, or visit our Locations page to pick the office closest to you! 

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