Imbalances in your foot or ankle structure and conditions like prontation or plantar fasciitis can make walking difficult and painful. Rylan Holub, DC, at Elite Family Chiropractic in Spring, Texas, offers a custom orthotics service to patients with foot, ankle, knee and hip pain, designing every pair of shoe inserts to your specific needs. Call Elite Family Chiropractic to request more information or arrange a consultation by completing the online booking form today.

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What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specially designed inserts that fit inside your shoes. You wear them to support collapsed arches in your foot which can cause imbalances throughout the entire body.

Over-the-counter orthotics are widely available. However, they aren’t made specifically to fit your feet and are rarely as effective as custom-made inserts. In addition, if you choose the wrong off-the-shelf insoles, you could worsen your condition.

Elite Family Chiropractic works with Foot Levelers custom orthotics, a company with years of experience providing precise support for patients’ feet.

Why might I need custom orthotics?

Dr. Holub might recommend custom orthotics as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for your symptoms. Common reasons for using custom orthotics include correcting joint and limb abnormalities, realigning and supporting joints, and improving joint function. Some of the many conditions custom orthotics can help treat include the following:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Flatfeet
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Limb length differences
  • Runner’s knee
  • High arches
  • Sports injuries

Accommodative orthotics often consist of foams and gels to make them soft and supportive for patients with plantar fasciitis and diabetic feet. Functional orthotics use harder materials like metal and plastic, so they’re rigid, making them ideal for structural abnormalities.

You can also get custom orthotics with a mix of hard and soft materials if you have more complex problems.

How do I get custom orthotics?

To see if custom orthotics suit your foot, ankle, leg, or lower back pain, visit Elite Family Chiropractic. The practice has Foot Levelers technology on-site that digitally scans your feet to create a 3D image the company uses as a template.

Dr. Holub adjusts the design to ensure your orthotics will provide the precise support required, then sends the information to Foot Levelers. They make a mold based on the template to produce your orthotics that match the exact dimensions of your feet.

Initially, your custom orthotics might feel strange, but you must persevere. Foot Levelers provides full break-in instructions that you follow for 45 days, by which time your feet should have adapted.

Call Elite Family Chiropractic to learn more about custom orthotics, or book an appointment online today using the booking tool.