Foot orthotics are more than just a way to make your shoes more comfortable. David Jenson, DPM, of Jenson Foot and Ankle Specialists in Shenandoah, Texas, understands that the right orthotics can transform lives and prevent the need for more invasive foot health treatments. If you’re curious about how orthotics work and whether they might be right for you, book an appointment for an evaluation today, online or by phone.
At the most basic level, orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes to provide additional support or cushioning. That description, however, understates all that a great pair of custom orthotics can deliver.
You can buy shoe inserts at virtually any large grocery or drug store. These products, however, are manufactured to fit a wide range of foot sizes and arch shapes. The chances of finding an insert that addresses your specific foot health needs are low, and the manufacturing standards for these consumer products are suboptimal.
Custom orthotics are prescription medical devices that can correct numerous biomechanical foot problems that affect the way you stand, walk, and run. They can also address specific foot health needs associated with conditions like diabetes, arthritis, bursitis, or plantar fasciitis.
Some of the issues that can be corrected or improved with custom orthotics include:
In many cases, orthotics can delay or avoid the need for invasive treatment options, up to and including surgery.
The team at Jenson Foot and Ankle Specialists has access to some of the most advanced orthotics technology available, and can create custom orthotics for your unique set of needs. The process begins with a diagnostic exam to determine the source of your foot health issues.
If orthotics are a good treatment option, Dr. Jensen uses an advanced digital scanner to gather precise data on the size and contours of your feet. Having this technology in-house avoids the need to schedule and come in for a separate appointment.
One of the reasons to work with a foot and ankle specialist is access to advanced training and understanding of lower body anatomy, pathology, and kinesiology. A lot more goes into making a great pair of orthotics than simply standing on a scanner.
Not only are your orthotics fabricated to create a perfect fit, but you can also choose orthotics for various types of footwear. There are options for athletic shoes as well as dress shoe choices for both women and men.
You’ll find orthotics made of both firm and soft materials, including an option for leather. Various colors are available, and there are even options designed for use in high heels, so there’s no need to continue suffering in the name of fashion.
If you’d like to explore how custom orthotics can address your foot health needs, schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Jenson. Online scheduling is an option, or you’re always welcome to call or stop by to check appointment availability.