Orthotics Specialist

Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists -  - Podiatrist

Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Mission Viejo, CA & Laguna Hills, CA

Many foot and ankle problems benefit from orthotics. Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists in Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills, California, is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice that treats all foot and ankle conditions. The team of podiatrists prescribes orthotics for many needs, such as easing foot pain, preventing foot problems, or improving foot mechanics. To find out how orthotics may help your feet, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are medical devices that go in your shoe. The Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team uses orthotics to treat a wide range of foot conditions and problems. Custom-prescribed orthotics improve foot mechanics and reduce foot pain. 

What conditions benefit from orthotics?

The Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team uses orthotics to treat many foot and ankle conditions. You may benefit from orthotics to treat your:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Flatfoot
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuroma
  • Heel pain
  • Bursitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain

The team may also use orthotics for diabetic foot care to protect your feet and prevent foot problems.

Athletes may also benefit from orthotics to improve foot mechanics, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance athletic performance. 

What are the types of orthotics?

There are two types of orthotics: function and accommodative.

Functional orthotics

The team may prescribe functional orthotics to improve the motion of your foot. They make functional orthotics from a semi-rigid material, which helps support the structure and movement of your foot. 

You may benefit from functional orthotics if you have flat feet. The team may also recommend semi-rigid orthotics to treat shin splints or tendonitis for sports injuries or work-related injuries.

Accommodative orthotics

The Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team uses accommodative orthotics to cushion and support the foot. You may benefit from accommodative orthotics for diabetic foot care, wound care, or to pad corns or calluses. 

What happens during an orthotics appointment?

The Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team customizes your orthotics to match your foot needs. Your podiatrist asks detailed questions about your foot or ankle concerns and needs; they review your medical history and examine your feet.

Your podiatrist also evaluates your foot mechanics when standing and walking. 

After confirming a diagnosis, your podiatrist talks to you about the type of orthotics best suited for you. Then, they take detailed images and measurements of your feet, which they use to create your custom-made orthotic devices.

When your orthotics are ready, the team has you return to the office for a fitting. 

They schedule regular appointments to evaluate your orthotics and foot condition and provide new medical devices as needed.

Schedule your orthotics consultation at Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.