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Stability, and Alignment

Custom orthotics are specially crafted shoe inserts to fit your unique foot structure and address specific foot and lower limb conditions. They are based on a thorough evaluation of your feet, including measurements, analysis of your gait (walking pattern), and assessment of any biomechanical abnormalities. Custom orthotics provide support, stability, and proper alignment to the feet, helping to distribute weight evenly, alleviate pain, improve foot function, and prevent or treat various foot conditions.

patient getting fitted custom orthotics in Hinsdale and Glendale heights

Conditions Treated:

  • Flat feet or fallen arches
  • High arches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Overpronation or supination
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain or spurs
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee, hip, or lower back pain associated with foot misalignment
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Diabetic foot conditions
  • Arthritis or joint pain in the feet or ankles

To learn if custom orthotics in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights are right for you, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

OTC vs. Custom Orthotics

Over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics are prefabricated shoe inserts available without a prescription. While they can provide some support and cushioning, they are not specifically designed to address individual foot conditions or biomechanical issues. On the other hand, custom orthotics are tailor-made to fit your feet and cater to your specific needs. As such, they offer a higher level of customization and effectiveness compared to OTC options, as they are designed to target your unique foot structure and address specific concerns.

How They Work

Custom orthotics provide individualized support and alignment to the feet and lower limbs. They are designed based on a detailed analysis of the patient’s foot structure, gait pattern, and specific needs. The orthotics are made from precise measurements and molds of the patient’s feet, ensuring a customized fit. Once inserted into the shoes, the orthotics help redistribute forces and pressures, correct biomechanical imbalances, and optimize foot function. By providing proper alignment and support, custom orthotics in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights can improve foot mechanics, reduce excessive stress on tissues, and promote efficient movement patterns.

patient getting exam for custom orthotics in Naperville

The Benefits:

  • Improved foot and ankle alignment
  • Enhanced support and stability
  • Reduction in foot, ankle, and lower limb pain
  • Alleviation of pressure points
  • Enhanced shock absorption and cushioning
  • Improved biomechanical efficiency and performance
  • Prevention or correction of foot deformities and abnormalities
  • Enhanced comfort and reduced fatigue during prolonged standing or walking
  • Promotion of proper foot function and gait mechanics
  • Potential prevention or reduction of future foot and lower limb injuries

The Candidates

Custom orthotics can benefit individuals who experience foot and lower limb discomfort or have specific foot conditions, including those with flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and various sports-related injuries. Additionally, individuals with biomechanical imbalances, such as overpronation or supination, can benefit from custom orthotics to improve foot alignment and function. Our foot specialists can assess your needs and determine if custom orthotics in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights suit you.

The Process

Step 1: Evaluation
The process of obtaining custom orthotics begins with a thorough evaluation by our podiatrists. They will assess your foot structure, biomechanics, and any specific foot or lower limb concerns you may have. This evaluation may involve physical examinations, gait analysis, and potentially imaging tests such as X-rays or foot scans. Based on this assessment, our podiatrists will develop a comprehensive understanding of your foot and lower limb needs.

Step 2: Measurement
Next, precise measurements and molds of your feet will be taken to create custom orthotics tailored to your unique foot shape and condition. These measurements may be obtained through computerized scans and foam impressions. Our lab technicians will use these measurements to fabricate the orthotics with meticulous attention to detail. Once your custom orthotics are ready, you will be scheduled for a fitting appointment.

Step 3: Fitting
During your fitting appointment, our podiatrists will ensure the orthotics fit comfortably and provide the desired support and alignment. They will also provide instructions on properly wearing and caring for your orthotics. Custom orthotics in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights will address your specific needs, whether correcting biomechanical abnormalities, relieving pressure points, supporting arches, or promoting proper alignment. We aim to optimize your foot health and enhance overall mobility and quality of life.

Schedule Your Podiatry Consultation

Illinois Podiatry Specialists is your trusted destination for comprehensive foot and ankle care. Our team consists of board-certified foot and ankle specialists dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals. With our commitment to patient satisfaction, we strive to provide same-day availability, ensuring that you receive prompt and timely care. Take the first step towards healthier feet by scheduling your podiatry consultation with us today.

Contact Illinois Podiatry Specialists Today

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Hinsdale
950 N York Rd, Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Glendale Heights
701 Winthrop Ave Floor, Ste. 101
Glendale Heights, IL 60139


Illinois Podiatry Specialists Hinsdale

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Glendale Heights

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