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Orthotics

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester & Webster, MA

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester & Webster, MA

From alleviating foot pain to improving athletic performance, orthotics offer many benefits. Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery in Worcester and Webster, Massachusetts, is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice. The foot and ankle experts offer custom orthotics to treat all types of foot and ankle problems. To learn more about the benefits of orthotics, call the office nearest to you or schedule a consultation online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are medical devices that support your feet or ankles. These supportive devices may help control the motion of your foot or improve your posture. Orthotics also reduce impact shock and improve weight distribution.

No matter the need, most orthotics serve as a functional device to improve your body’s biomechanics and gait. 

Though you can buy orthotics at your local pharmacy, these devices may not provide the type of support your foot, ankle, or body needs. 

Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery provides a range of orthotics, creating devices that fit your feet and biomechanical needs. 

Who needs orthotics?

If you have foot or ankle pain, schedule a consultation at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery to see if you might benefit from orthotics. 

The podiatry practice recommends custom orthotics to treat many common foot and ankle conditions, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain

Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery specializes in sports medicine and may recommend orthotics for athletes to improve foot mechanics and athletic performance. Orthotics for physically active individuals may prevent sports injuries. 

The podiatry experts may also recommend orthotics for diabetes patients who come in for diabetic foot care. Proper foot padding may prevent the development of foot sores.

How do I get orthotics?

Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery offers custom orthotics. 

After a comprehensive history and physical, including an evaluation of your feet, ankles, gait, and biomechanics, your provider discusses the types of orthotics that might work best for you.

To ensure you get the best fit, your provider takes a plaster impression of your feet. They use the impression to select and fit your orthotic device. 

Once you have your orthotics, Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery schedules regular follow-up appointments to re-evaluate your orthotic device and makes sure it continues to function as expected. 

Your provider replaces your orthotics when needed, so you continue to get the gait and biomechanic support you need. 

Orthotics can alleviate your foot pain and/or improve your athletic performance. Call Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery, or book your orthotics evaluation online today.