Howard County Foot & Ankle

Custom Orthotics and Why They Are Needed

Foot & Ankle Insights

Custom orthotics could be your new favorite accessory that you didn’t know you were missing. Who can benefit from custom orthotics? Everyone! Specifically those who are on their feet for a large portion of the day, find a lot of relief from custom orthotics. If you have foot pain, pressure points, sore spots, joint pain, an uncomfortable heel, arch pain, even leg or knee pain when wearing shoes and on your feet, you can benefit from custom orthotics. These amazing inserts help support the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments in your feet. 

What does an appointment look like for custom orthotics? We start by getting an exact scan of your feet. We use a 3D scanner to make sure we get every crevice and this technology means the scan isn’t even affected by our fingerprints! Each foot is different and unique so it’s important we capture your foot exactly as it is. There are even different materials you are able to choose from for your orthotics! Our goal is for you to have considerably less foot pain, when standing and walking. Once you are scanned, you return to our office 2 weeks later for a fitting and gait analysis. Wear them for a month and give us feedback for any modifications, which are all included in the cost.

Another benefit of having custom orthotics is preventing nerve damage and allowing for proper circulation to occur. Everyone can benefit from custom orthotics, especially patients with diabetes. Custom orthotics help ensure different parts of your feet aren’t rubbing the wrong way when you are walking which prevents a number of problems down the road. 

At Howard County Foot and Ankle, we treat everything from warts and ingrown toenails to flatfeet and heel pain. Many people come to us for diabetic foot care or simply because they have foot pain or ankle pain and don’t know the cause of it. We handle emergencies such as fractures and infections as well. Dr. Bui performs a wide variety of surgeries and specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. You won’t find a better foot doctor than our highly skilled and highly qualified, Dr. Christina Bui! We would love to be your go-to Podiatrist!

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