Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers
Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Using custom orthotics is an effective way to relieve chronic foot and heel pain. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer personalized consultations to design custom orthotics at their offices in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago. Custom orthotics can ease the persistent pain of plantar fasciitis and tendinitis and make it easier to stay physically active. To find out more about the benefits of custom orthotics or to schedule an evaluation, call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers today or request an appointment online no
Custom Orthotics Q & A
What are custom orthotics?
Custom orthotics are devices that fit into your shoe to support your feet and ankles. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers custom orthotics that they design especially for your foot size and shape.
There are two types of custom orthotics:
Functional orthotics are meant to stop irregular movements in your foot that can cause an injury or worsen an existing condition. This type of orthotic can be effective for treating tendinitis and other types of painful conditions and are often made of harder plastic or graphite materials.
Accommodative orthotics are generally softer than the functional type, designed to provide added cushioning and support for your feet, ankles, and knees. This kind of orthotic device is best for easing pressure on diabetic foot ulcers and calluses.
Why do I need custom orthotics?
If you have chronic pain or limited mobility because of a degenerative disease or an injury, your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers specialist may recommend custom orthotics as part of your treatment plan if you have conditions like:
- Plantar fasciitis
Custom orthotics can be useful for treating chronic pain in the heel, foot, and ankle and relieve pressure on the joints in your knees and hips.
After a careful review of your medical history and existing condition, your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers specialist can determine if orthotics are right for your treatment.
They can recommend which type of insert is best and take the necessary measurements to ensure the best fit for your orthotics.
What are the benefits of custom orthotics?
Orthotic products are available in many retail stores to provide you with added comfort when walking or being active. However, these products aren’t customized to your specific foot shape and may not be as effective at supporting your feet and ankles as a custom-made orthotic.
The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers works closely with you to create the right prescription based on your needs. The materials used in the available custom orthotics are of a much higher quality than off-the-shelf brands and will last for years.
If you need help with painful feet or ankles, schedule a consultation online or call the nearest Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers office today.
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Pain and Injuries Treated
Ankle & Foot Injuries
Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.
Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.
Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.
Hand and Wrist Pain
Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.
Back & Neck Pain
While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.
If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.
Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.
Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.