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Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Goodyear, AZ

Orthotics can treat a wide range of issues by helping you stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Podiatrist Samuel W. Cox Jr., DPM, fits children and adults for custom orthotics at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in Goodyear, Arizona. To find out how orthotics can improve your foot function and decrease pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Orthodics Q & A

What are orthotics?

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An orthotic, or orthosis, refers to any device designed to support or enhance the comfort of your feet. There are many types of orthotics, ranging from arch supports you can insert into your shoe to rigid devices that correct abnormal motion. 

What are custom orthotics?

Arch supports and shoe inserts are available at your local drug store. These orthotics can help a variety of foot problems, but they’re not designed to meet your unique needs. 

Custom orthotics are available at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists. These orthotics are made specifically for your feet and the way you move. They match your foot contours precisely and accommodate any conditions you may have. 

What do orthotics treat?

Different types of orthotics treat a variety of foot concerns. Depending on your needs, your provider at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists may recommend orthotics for one of the following reasons:

  • Align and support the foot or ankle
  • Prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities
  • Improve overall function in the foot or ankle

Orthotics are a common, conservative treatment for a broad range of conditions affecting the feet, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Foot, ankle, and heel pain

Because the orthotics at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists are made from high-quality materials and custom-molded to your feet, they provide superior comfort, control, and protection compared with over-the-counter insoles. 

How can I get custom orthotics?

First, your provider at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists reviews your symptoms and medical history. They examine your feet and may take tests, such as an X-ray, to accurately diagnose your condition. 

If you have a condition that can benefit from custom orthotics, your provider at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists takes a plaster cast or other type of 3D model of your foot. They use this model to create your orthotics. When the orthotics are ready, your provider may make minor adjustments to ensure comfort. 

Custom orthotics are only available from a podiatrist such as Dr. Cox at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists. For more information, call or book an appointment online today.