A custom orthotic is a shoe insert. But it is very different from the insoles you can buy at a drug store. And that difference comes from the fact that we specifically design these medical devices to fit your feet. As such, they can correct any problems you have when you walk, run, work out or even just stand still.
Basically, custom orthotics make your feet work the way they should, with maximum efficiency. For that reason, they can correct existing foot problems. But they can also prevent future injuries or discomfort.
Custom Orthotic Fittings in Powder Springs, GA
When you come see Dr. Alvin Cowans for a custom orthotics fitting, he will fully evaluate your lower extremities. By watching you walk and by examining you from your back to your feet, he can get a true picture of your biomechanical challenges, along with your unique gait. This all happens before he takes a mold of your feet. As a result, the custom orthotics he creates for you will offer support in exactly the places you need it. In turn, you will enjoy an optimal gait. And you'll move through your day free from pain, and with more energy thanks to the efficiency of your movements.
When Can You Wear a Custom Orthotic?
You can wear custom orthotics in almost any shoe. In fact, if you know that you want to use custom orthotics for specific activities, like running or even ice skating, we can creat an orthotic to fit that shoe. Of course, some shoes will be more difficult to fit than others. So, if you have one specific shoe pair you want to wear with your orthotics, you may wish to bring the shoes with you to your orthotics fitting appointment.
Conditions We Treat with Orthotics
We love custom orthotics because they can prevent foot pain and injuries if your feet are imbalanced. They can also prevent foot deformities from worsening. For that reason, your podiatrist in Powder Springs can provide after surgical care for bunions with custom orthotics. Other conditions we can treat with custom insoles include:
- Flat Feet
- Feet with High Arches
- Heel Pain
- Arch Pain
- Achilles Tendon Pain
- Hammer Toes (post-surgical correction)
- Shin Splints
- Knee or hip pain due to pronation