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Orthotics services offered in Henderson, NV

Orthotics support, realign, and cushion your feet and ankles, relieving pain and improving function. Las Vegas Foot and Ankle Centers provides a custom orthotics service at its offices in Henderson, Nevada, for people of all ages. Custom orthotics can help with everything from bunions and plantar fasciitis to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Contact your nearest Las Vegas Foot and Ankle Centers office to learn how orthotics could help you, or book an appointment using the online booking feature today. 

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are footwear inserts that correct abnormal walking patterns. They reduce pain, protect your feet, and prevent foot conditions by changing the angle of contact between your foot and the ground.

You can purchase over-the-counter orthotics or visit Las Vegas Foot and Ankle Centers for customized orthotics to fit your specific needs.

What are the different types of orthotics?

Orthotic types include:

Over-the-counter orthotics

Mass-produced over-the-counter orthotics may help relieve discomfort caused by minor foot conditions. They’re less costly than custom orthotics, so they’re a popular choice. However, wearing the wrong type could result in your condition worsening. Consulting your podiatrist is the best way to find the right orthotic for your feet.

Rigid orthotics

Rigid orthotics consist of hard materials like plastic and carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics absorb shock when running and walking, reducing aching and pain in your legs and lower back. They can compensate for leg length differences, correct abnormal foot function, and minimize overpronation (where your foot and ankle bend inward).

Soft orthotics

Soft orthotics relieve foot pain and cushion your feet. They’re made of gel and foam that absorb shock, take pressure off painful parts of the feet, and improve your balance. They also reduce friction between your feet and shoes.

Semi-rigid orthotics

Semi-rigid orthotics combine a rigid orthotic’s control with a soft orthotic’s cushioning. They help balance your feet and promote optimal athletic performance.

What conditions can orthotics treat?

Orthotics can be invaluable for many foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Bunions
  • Chronic sores
  • Corns
  • Warts
  • Arthritis 
  • Calluses
  • Flatfeet
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • High arches
  • In-toeing and out-toeing

Orthotics provide essential cushioning and protection for people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a condition that makes them vulnerable to diabetic ulcers (open wounds that resist healing).

How do I get custom orthotics?

Las Vegas Foot and Ankle Centers provides expert custom orthotic services. Your podiatrist assesses your foot’s structure and where you need help from an orthotic. They also scan your feet to provide the manufacturer with a 3D image that they use to ensure the orthotics fit your feet perfectly.

All the information goes to the manufacturer, who makes the custom orthotics to your podiatrist’s specifications. When the orthotics are ready, you go back for a fitting.

If orthotics could help with your foot and ankle problems, call Las Vegas Foot and Ankle Centers or schedule a consultation via the online booking feature today.

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