Why should I get custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are inserts made from a mold of your foot designed to provide support for your foot and alleviate symptoms from a particular condition. They balance and stabilize your foot to provide proper alignment. 

There are many reasons why people choose to forgo recommendations from their doctor. For some it is financial and for others they may just be of the opinion it won’t do much good. If orthotics have been recommended to help with your foot pain or condition but you do not pursue that, your feet will remain unstable. 

Orthotics are often recommended after an injury such as Achilles tendonitis. By not following the advice to wear orthotics, your injury may not heal as well as it could have with them or you increase the chance of getting injured in the same way again. Certain conditions such as hammertoes and bunions are progressive, meaning they get worse over time. Orthotics help to slow down or stop the progression so not wearing them could aggravate and make the problem worsen quicker. 

Your feet are the foundation of your body. It is always wise to put your feet first and it orthotics will keep your feet healthy long-term, make the investment. Take the first step and schedule an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger today.

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