Orthotics Specialist

Achilles Foot Care -  - Podiatrist

Achilles Foot Care

Podiatrist located in Delmont, PA

Custom orthotics play an important role in treating many foot- and ankle-related problems. Created of very durable materials, the custom orthotics from Achilles Foot Care in Delmont, Pennsylvania, provide a comfortable fit that can help relieve pain and correct other problems that can affect your mobility. The practice’s highly skilled podiatrist, Dr. Patrick D. Roberto, can help you get the right orthotics for your particular needs. Schedule an evaluation and fitting today by booking online or calling.

Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

A custom orthotic is a shoe insert that’s specifically designed and constructed for your foot shape and for your diagnosis or medical issue. Custom orthotics are made using very precise measuring techniques and precision manufacturing so the fit is extremely comfortable. Today’s orthotics are made of durable materials, including leather and synthetic materials, and they can be hard or soft (or mixed). Plus, advanced design techniques mean that Dr. Roberto can order orthotics to fit just about any shoe type, including athletic shoes and high heels.

What kinds of issues benefit from custom orthotics?

Thanks to their custom design, orthotics can be very helpful in treating or managing a wide array of issues that affect your feet and ankles, including:

  • Bunions
  • Corns and calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuropathies
  • Diabetes-related foot problems
  • Neuromas
  • Heel pain
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain along the side and bottom of the foot and in the heel
  • Flat feet and other arch-related problems
  • Congenital abnormalities or defects due to disease or trauma
  • Problems with the way you walk
  • Balance problems

Because the way you walk affects your legs and back, custom orthotics often help reduce pain and other symptoms in these areas as well.

How will Dr. Roberto fit me for my orthotics?

The effectiveness of custom orthotics depends on proper and precise measurements. Dr. Roberto uses time-tested methods to measure your feet, and he’ll also evaluate your gait and balance to make sure your orthotics fit properly and comfortably.

How do custom orthotics compare to over-the-counter shoe inserts?

You might wonder if you can correct minor foot-related issues with shoe inserts from a drugstore, but these products could actually make your problem worse. That’s because commercially available inserts are made using very broad designs based on large populations. While they might provide some temporary relief, they can worsen underlying problems over time  by providing inadequate or improper support or simply by delaying professional care.

Custom orthotics are made specifically for you using medical technology for optimal results and improvement of your symptoms and your underlying condition. They’re designed for your unique needs and foot shape for optimal support and comfort. Plus, they’re very sturdy, and that means they last for a long time. Most insurance plans cover their cost, making them the economical choice as well.