Custom 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 as a short term solution to decrease pain by increasing the efficiency of dysfunctional feet. The long term plan is to locate the etiology of the dysfunction, correct it over time, and move you out of the orthotic devices. 

How They Are Made

  • A thorough medical evaluation of your foot health, including a biomechanics and/or gait analysis. 
  • A 3-D scan of your feet is obtained in our office.
  •  Wooden models of your feet are milled, and the devices are crafted to the models.
  • Once received, modifications and customization are sometimes necessary to customize user function and comfort.

Conditions for Which  Custom-Made Orthotics are Prescribed

  • Arthritis 
  • True Fixed Forefoot Varus
  • 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
  • Chronic Tendonitis

For the Pediatric Patient

 Dr. Edward Lang prefers a holistic approach to the developing foot and often recommends barefoot shoes to his pediatric patients.  However, there are some cases that warrant early intervention. Children who are severely "pigeon-toed" or who are diagnosed with a true fixed forefoot varus are often excellent candidates for custom-made orthotics. 

Conditions Affecting Our Pediatric Patients Include:

  • Flat feet ( usually nothing to worry about ) 
  • 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 our Custom Made Orthotics in New Orleans or Metairie, LA request an appointment here, contact us on Live Chat or call us (504) 897-3627


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Monday:

6:45 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

6:45 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

6:45 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

6:45 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

6:45 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

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Sunday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm