Custom Orthotics and the Conditions They Treat

Walking is easier with custom orthoticsThere are all kinds of people in California, those who love the beach, others who love the mountains, men and women who work, families looking for fun – you name it! Well, believe it or not, there are just as many foot conditions that custom orthotics can treat! That’s good news, too, since with the wide variety of activities and people here, there are definitely a lot of foot conditions that can occur!     

From structural and biomechanical abnormalities to deformities, diseases, and injuries, custom orthotics can be specifically designed to help correct, add comfort, and offer support – whatever your unique feet need! 

There are two main types of these devices: 

Accommodative – these are soft and flexible and used to provide cushion, distribute weight evenly, and redirect pressure away from problem areas. Examples of conditions with which these can help include deformities like bunions or hammertoes, diabetic ulcersarthritic jointsand painful calluses.  

Functional  this type is made of semi-rigid materials and used to hold feet in proper position, correcting alignment issues. Those with abnormal foot structures and biomechanics can benefit from these as they address such problems as overpronationheel and arch pain, and overuse injuries.    

Everyone’s feet are unique and everyone has different needs, which is why custom orthotics are so great – they’re made to your specifications, unlike store-bought inserts that tend to be one size fits all. That means no matter who you are, what you do, or what foot conditions you are experiencing, custom orthotics are likely all you need to get back to your activities pain-free. Schedule an appointment to find out more by dialing (760) 568-0108 to reach our Palm Desert, CA office today 

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle
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