Custom Orthotics Specialist

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in West Rogers Park & 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 now.

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

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

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:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • 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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