Foot Problems You Can Correct with Custom Orthotics

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 9, 2018

Custom OrthoticsAre you suffering from foot pain caused by bunions, diabetes, fallen arches, flat feet, foot misalignment, tendonitis, or some other foot, ankle, or toe problem? Custom inserts/orthotics might be the solution you're looking for. Custom orthotics are different from foot pads and inserts you see in a drugstore because they are designed and constructed to support and fit your foot -- not anyone's and everyone's. 

Custom Orthotics and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know it can affect your whole body including your feet. Diabetes causes poor circulation, foot ulcers, chafing, and damage to your nerves commonly known as neuropathy.

Nerve damage in your feet causes numbness that can make it difficult to feel your shoes, and can also cause pain on the bottom of your feet. In some cases, diabetic patients are unable to tell if their shoes fit or not. If you're one of them, custom orthotics can help you know you're wearing properly-fitting footwear that won't cause further damage to your feet. They can also ease the pain and discomfort of chafing, foot sores, or ulcers caused by diabetes.

Custom Orthotics Help Relieve Foot Pain

Fallen arches, flat feet, misalignment, and other painful foot problems require diagnosis and treatment from your qualified New Hampshire podiatrist. Your treatment plan may include custom orthotics to relieve pain and/or to fix the problem. Wearing custom-fit inserts helps redistribute your weight, corrects improper movement of your foot and ankle, and reduces pain. 

Similarly, if you have injured your ankle, foot, or leg, custom inserts can decrease uneven or improper pressure put on your joints, help your foot and ankle function properly, and increase your ability to move in general.

Custom Orthotics for Tendonitis and Bursitis

Tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and other foot problems can be painful and persistent. Your podiatrist can determine whether you require conservative treatment, cortisone injections, or minimally invasive surgery to fix the problem. Part of your treatment plan may include custom shoe inserts due to the support they provide to the tender, injured tissues that are causing your pain and/or lack of mobility. 

Custom Inserts Provide Support When Standing

If your schedule requires you to stand for long periods of time, your feet need extra support. Bank tellers, cashiers, and other workers who stand in one place for many hours at a time end up putting too much pressure on their feet and joints. Orthotics that have been designed and manufactured specifically for you decrease the pressure placed on your feet and provide better support for all of your joints. 

When Custom Orthotics are Not Enough

Sometimes, custom inserts can't be fitted for certain types of shoes or simply don't work. If orthotics are not enough to fix your foot or ankle problem, your New Hampshire podiatrist might suggest HyProCure®, a minimally invasive surgery that can provide a lasting solution.

This procedure can be done right in your podiatrist's office, takes just 15-20 minutes, and puts you back on your feet in about a week. It involves the placement of a small, titanium stent in the area between your ankle and heel bones through a small incision and causes minimal (if any) scarring, bleeding, or pain. HyProCure® is a permanent solution for foot pain and problems associated with misalignment such as bunions, flat feet,  joint pain, and overpronation.

You do not have to suffer from foot and ankle pain! Whether you need conservative treatment, custom orthotics, or minimally invasive HyProCure® surgery, the experienced doctors and staff at Nagy Footcare want to help you. We are committed to listening to you, making sure you fully understand your diagnosis, providing you with the best available treatment options, and exceeding your expectations. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you. 

At Nagy Footcare, our best day is when you wake up with no foot pain. 

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Topics: Foot Problems, Orthotics

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