Orthotics are custom made arch supports that can be moved from shoe to shoe. They are designed to make your feet work more efficiently and are used to address a number of foot problems.
Who would benefit?
Orthotics make standing and walking more comfortable for people of all ages and all walks of life. Feet with inherited foot problems can be realigned and made more comfortable with the use of orthotics. Many people suffer with problems relating to the way they walk. Those who must stand or walk in their jobs benefit from evaluation and the use of custom made orthotics to decrease the stress on their muscles, bones and ligaments.
Athletes may experience problems sooner or more acutely than the normal population. Many runners and other athletes benefit from orthotics to help them avoid injuries, maximize their talent and perform more efficiently.
What types of problems do they help?
Heel pain (plantar fasciitis), flat feet, high arched feet, frequent ankle sprains … are examples of foot problems which can be addressed with orthotics. Other ailments such as shin splints, knee pain, muscle tightness, …can be helped with the use of orthotics. They can increase stability in unstable joints and prevent foot problems such as bunions from becoming worse, or at least slow down the process. Those with arthritis may be helped with orthotics as well.
At the Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington, we are proud to provide outstanding customer service and care to our patients in the greater Seattle area including Everett, Renton, and Kirkland. We are proud to offer quality medical services to professional athletes as well as high school and college athletes and everyday athletes. If you are looking for trusted, quality medical help for your ankles or feet, do not hesitate to contact a Seattle podiatrist from our office right away.
At our office, we have a state-of-the-art treatment facility, comprehensive treatment plans, experienced doctors and individualized solutions to help you get up and going as soon as possible.
Of course, each patient’s unique needs will vary, and it is important that you are thoroughly evaluated by a medical professional before reentering any physical activity. For a full evaluation and personalized treatment plan, contact our office right away and speak with a physician from our sports medicine team.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Seattle Sports Medicine Specialists
Do you have questions or concerns about your sports medicine needs? If so, do not hesitate to contact our team and schedule a consultation with a podiatrist from our office. We not only treat your pain, but we will also treat the underlying cause of the issue and develop a comprehensive, personalized plan of action to get you back on the field.
Our Seattle podiatrists can help assess your current discomfort and determine whether or not you need custom orthotics. To set up an initial appointment with us, call our office at (425) 822-7426