Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic
Podiatry located in Greenwood Village, CO
Orthotic shoe inserts can be invaluable tools for helping to correct a variety of foot and ankle conditions, but they need to be perfectly designed to provide the correct support for each patient. Marc House, DPM, at Kinetic Foot and Ankle in Greenwood Village, Colorado, offers 3-D infrared scanning to produce custom-made orthotics. With the combination of state-of-the-art technology and Dr. House’s expertise, you can be sure that your orthotics are just right for your feet, so call the clinic today or book an appointment online.
Orthotics Q & A
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are molded supports similar to the shoe inserts and arch supports you can buy off the shelf. However, custom-made orthotics are superior because Dr. House creates an individually designed orthotic for each foot. Standard foot supports can be useful for alleviating pain for some patients, but because they aren’t custom designed like orthotics, they can’t correct internal structural problems.
Using 3-D infrared scanning, Dr. House ensures that every orthotic made at Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic precisely fits the patient’s foot, while providing the necessary support or adjustment to address their foot or ankle condition.
What conditions are orthotics used for?
Orthotics are useful in treating a variety of foot and ankle problems, including:
- Flat feet
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-surgical pain
Orthotics also support and align your lower leg, correcting problems that cause leg, hip, knee, and lower back pain.
How are orthotics fitted?
When you come for your appointment at Kinetic Foot and Ankle, Dr. House examines your feet and performs a gait evaluation. He will order X-rays to look at the biomechanics of your foot. The clinic performs x-rays onsite.
Once Dr. House has performed a thorough evaluation, if he feels orthotics could help, he’ll use the 3D infrared scanner to create custom orthotics, adjusting the shape of the insert to provide the optimal support required to address your condition.
What are orthotics made from?
There are specific types of orthotics available for treating different conditions:
Functional orthotics are rigid inserts made from plastic or carbon fiber. They are most helpful for aching limbs and feet, and your lower back pain.
You can often wear your orthotics in your regular shoes, but if you need substantial inserts, you may also need prescription footwear.
If you have foot, ankle, or musculoskeletal problems such as lower back pain, orthotics can not only provide relief from the discomfort you’re experiencing, but can help treat the underlying cause. Call Kinetic Foot and Ankle today to make an appointment with Dr. House, or book using the online form.
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