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Custom Foot Orthotics in Orange County
If you are suffering from any type of foot or ankle issue, consider contacting Orange County Foot and Ankle Surgery to learn more about custom foot orthotics. At our center, we focus on relieving your pain or correcting your foot mechanics issue through minimally invasive methods whenever possible. One of these methods is through the use of custom foot orthotics, which are clinically proven to reduce pain and improve function in the feet. Our custom foot orthotics in Orange County can benefit you whether you need to correct an issue or relieve pain from things like calluses or foot ulcers.
How do custom foot orthotics work?
Custom foot orthotics are specially formatted to what your feet need. Depending on the type you get, they can focus weight and pressure away from areas with problems or help prevent new problems from developing. Many regular shoes do not have enough support that you need in your heel or in the arch of your foot, and custom orthotics seek to remedy that issue with your footwear.
If your doctor recommends custom foot orthotics in Orange County, you might find that they support your arch or heel or provide cushion for pain. Orthotics can also encourage blood flow in order to reduce swelling. Each custom foot orthotic piece is crafted just for your foot, unlike store bought shoe inserts.
Which conditions are custom foot orthotics used for?
Our custom foot orthotics in Orange County can help a wide variety of foot issues, including bunions, tendonitis, bursitis, calluses, foot ulcers developed from diabetes, and other types of pain.
Here are some other conditions that might be helped by custom foot orthotics and how they help the condition:
- Ulcers and hot spots – Orthotics can move pressure away from problem areas
- Flat feet – Orthotics can readjust the area of your feet that bears weight
- Plantar fasciitis – Orthotics can help direct the way that your foot moves, thereby reducing pain and other symptoms
- Neuromas – Orthotics can adjust the support of your foot at the structural level, which reduces irritation to the nerve
There are two basic types of custom foot orthotics. Accommodative orthotics provide cushioning and support and are most often used for ulcers, calluses, and other types of discomfort. Functional orthotics are made of more rigid materials than accommodative orthotics and work to control motions that are abnormal. This type is more often used for conditions like tendonitis and shin splints.
How are custom foot orthotics fitted?
Your doctor will begin the process by examining your foot or ankle issue and listening intently to your medical history. He will also note how you walk and will do a full examination of your feet, ankles, and legs to accommodate your structure. You will also have measurements taken of your feet so that your orthotics can be tailored to your body perfectly.
Keep in mind that these custom foot orthotics in Orange County are made for you and you only. They will focus on your problem specifically and take into account how you walk, stand, and displace your weight. As a result, your custom foot orthotics should not be used by anyone else.
Why should I choose Orange County Foot and Ankle Surgery?
We understand that you have options when it comes to choosing your foot care physician in the southern California area. Dr. Matt Ahmadi uses state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to diagnose and treat his patients. As a proponent of using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, Dr. Matt Ahmadi will suggest methods like custom foot orthotics in Orange County before turning to surgical procedures or medications that may not be as effective.
Dr. Matt Ahmadi is affiliated with top area hospitals and surgical centers, including Mission Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Hospital, Crown Valley Surgical Center, and Mission Surgery Center. His experience and background includes training at Washington Hospital Center and performing advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries for three years at a trauma center.
His focus is on educating patients about foot mechanics and any problems that surface, so that you can prevent future problems and take control of your foot and ankle health. Dr. Ahmadi is a professional member of the California Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Orange County Foot and Ankle Surgery accepts most major insurance plans and makes payments easy for any services that are not covered. Contact our office today to find out how we can help you receive care and comfort for your feet.