Custom Made Orthotics

Orthotics

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For a little over three decades, our chief podiatrist, Dr. Edward Lang, has evaluated and treated  a variety of deformities of the foot and ankle, and custom-made orthotics are an invaluable resource in his approach to conservative care. 

What Are Custom-Made Orthotics?

Custom-made orthotics are shoe inserts that our podiatrist and his team design and make specifically to the contour of your feet. They are often recommended to increase efficiency of body biomechanics by maintaining alinement and gait. 

How They Are Made

  • A thorough medical evaluation of your foot health, including a biomechanics and/or gait analysis. 
  • A three-D scan or a casting of your feet is obtained in our office.
  • Patient information is shared with our certified pedorthist who will mill wooden models of your feet. The devices are crafted to your models.
  • Once received, modifications and customization are sometimes necessary to perfect user function and comfort.

Conditions for Which We Most Often Prescribe Custom-Made Orthotics

  • Generalized foot pain, including arthritis , calluses , and hammertoes
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Posterior tibial dysfunction or dislocation
  • Rear-foot valgus, in which the back of the foot curves outward at the ankle joint
  • Stabilization and reduction of bunion pain
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis

For the Pediatric Patient

 If properly diagnosed and treated during childhood, it has been estimated that over 70% of foot deformities can be corrected by adulthood. Children who are "pigeon-toed," who walk on their toes, or who over-pronate when they walk are often excellent candidates for custom-made orthotics. 

Conditions Effecting Our Pediatric Patients Include:

  • Flat feet and equines gait (toe walkers)
  • In-toeing- the feet turn inward instead of pointing straight ahead when a child walks or runs (pigeon toes)
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • Out-toeing- the feet turn outward instead of pointing straight ahead when a child walks or runs
  • Rear-foot valgus, placing weight on the inside of the foot
  • Rear-foot varus, placing weight on the outside of the foot

For more information on Custom Made Orthotics and make an appointment with us today. Use our Live Chat feature or call us (504) 897-3627. To request an appointment after hours, click here and fill out a quick request form.

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6:45 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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