Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to redistribute your weight, provide cushioning and support, or otherwise offer relief from various foot ailments. And while you can buy them over-the-counter at many stores, it is with custom orthotics, designed especially for you, that you can achieve quicker and more effective results. We’re pleased to offer them here at Alm Foot Care.
Some of the reasons why you may benefit from our orthotics in Streamwood are to address the effects of bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis. Any one of those conditions can result in discomfort or pain that makes it difficult or even impossible to walk properly. You may even find putting on your socks and shoes to be a chore. The reason that our orthotics in Streamwood are better for you than the ones on store shelves is that your specific condition and your individual needs and preferences are taken into account in the making of custom inserts. They are fashioned from plaster impressions of your feet that our podiatrist takes. The best part of them is that they make healing and recovery so easy. Just slip them into your footwear and you’re all set. There is no complicated or technical process and non invasive methods. Of course, depending on your situation and the severity of it, orthotics may be combined with medication, stretching exercises, physical therapy, or cortisone shots. A change in shoes is often helpful, as well. In addition to dealing with your current difficulties, orthotics can also help you to correct poor walking patterns, making recurrences less likely. Your health insurance may even cover part of the cost.
To take advantage of our orthotics in Streamwood, contact our office right now so that we can set up a time for you to come in for an examination.