Custom Orthotics

Foot Specialists of Memorial, PA

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Memorial, Houston, TX

Foot pain can make daily life difficult. There are several conditions, including tendonitis and heel pain, that are manageable with custom orthotics. If you’re having difficulty walking or staying active due to foot pain, contact Dr. Jeff Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin at Foot Specialists of Memorial, PA in Houston and Katy, Texas, to schedule a comprehensive foot evaluation and learn more about the benefits of custom orthotics.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are medical shoe inserts designed to support your heels, arches, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet. They also aid in gently repositioning the structure of your foot to prevent pain and the development of other medical conditions, like plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma.

Custom-made orthotics are highly beneficial for foot therapy and are more effective than store-bought inserts. Custom-made orthotics are created from non-weightbearing molds of your feet, ensuring that they are designed to meet your specific needs. The orthotics are made from durable, comfortable materials and are usable in any shoe.

What conditions can custom orthotics relieve?

Nonsurgical options are always the preferred treatment choice for healing foot injuries and conditions. Wearing the proper footwear for a particular activity is vital to protecting the foot. Using custom orthotics is also a popular first choice for treating a variety of foot conditions, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch pain
  • Diabetes-related pain
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Corns
  • Calluses

Custom orthotics are a successful method of treatment for tendonitis, inflammation, or irritation of the tendons. They are also useful in treating heel pain by alleviating the pressure that vigorous activities and exercise place on the heel.

Custom orthotics help relieve the pressure placed on the foot and reduce pain and inflammation in the affected areas. Orthotics also help prevent future injuries during physical activity. Using custom orthotics while walking, running, and performing other physical activities will improve the structure and stability of your feet.

How do custom orthotics work?

Even the smallest misalignment of the foot can result in severe pain and the development of other foot conditions. Suffering from these conditions can diminish your quality of life and limit your ability to engage in physical activities.

Custom orthotics not only support various parts of the foot and ankle, but they also help realign the structure of the foot to correct misalignments and reduce fatigue in the tendons and ligaments.

To make your custom orthotics, Dr. Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin create a mold of your foot, using a cast or electronic imaging technology. Then, an experienced professional uses this cast or image to create a custom-fit orthotic device in a medical lab.

Dr. Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin will work with you during your initial evaluation and may recommend custom orthotics as a treatment strategy to correct existing issues or prevent foot problems from developing in the future.