If you suffer from chronic foot or ankle pain, custom orthotics provide a safe and noninvasive alternative to surgery. At Bay Area Podiatry Group in San Leandro, California, experienced podiatrists Jenny Yu, DPM, and Renee Woo, DPM, use custom orthotics to treat various foot and ankle problems, including arthritis, bunions, and hammertoe. The practice uses advanced 3D imaging technology to identify problems with the structure and function of the feet. Call the office today to learn more about custom orthotics, or book your appointment online.request an appointment
What are custom orthotics?
Custom orthotics are prescription shoe inserts specifically designed for your feet. They’re placed inside your shoes to relieve foot, heel, and/or ankle problems.
Orthotics look similar to the inserts you buy at your grocery store, sporting goods retailer, or pharmacy. The difference is that custom orthotics provide personalized support. That reduces your risk of injury and helps your foot and ankle function better.
What types of problems do custom orthotics help treat?
Bay Area Podiatry Group uses custom orthotics to treat various foot and ankle problems, including:
- Heel spurs
- High arches
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel pain
You could benefit from custom orthotics if you suffer a sports or workplace injury. That’s because orthotics can provide additional foot and ankle support during healing.
What types of custom orthotics are there?
Bay Area Podiatry Group offers several types of custom orthotics:
Rigid or “functional” orthotics
Rigid orthotics are hard and inflexible. These inserts go inside closed-toed shoes and support the arches of your feet.
Soft or “accommodative” orthotics
Soft orthotics are made from cushioning materials that take pressure off sore spots. Because of their size, these orthotics often require prescription shoes.
How long do custom orthotics last?
Custom orthotics last three to five years on average*, but they could wear out sooner, depending on its usage.
Call Bay Area Podiatry Group today to learn more about custom orthotics, or book your appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.