Orthotic shoe inserts can be invaluable tools for helping to correct a variety of foot and ankle conditions, but they need to be perfectly designed to provide the correct support for each patient. Our surgeons, at Kinetic Foot and Ankle in Greenwood Village, Colorado, offer 3-D infrared scanning to produce custom-made orthotics. With the combination of state-of-the-art technology and our surgeons expertise, you can be sure that your orthotics are just right for your feet, so call the clinic today or book an appointment online.

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What are orthotics?

Orthotics are molded supports similar to the shoe inserts and arch supports you can buy off the shelf. However, custom-made orthotics are superior because our surgeons create an individually designed orthotic for each foot. Standard foot supports can be useful for alleviating pain for some patients, but because they aren’t custom designed like orthotics, they can’t correct internal structural problems.

Using 3-D infrared scanning, our surgeons ensure that every orthotic made at Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic precisely fits the patient’s foot, while providing the necessary support or adjustment to address their foot or ankle condition.

What conditions are orthotics used for?

Orthotics are useful in treating a variety of foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Calluses
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulcers

Orthotics also support and align your lower leg, correcting problems that cause leg, hip, knee, and lower back pain.

How are orthotics fitted?

When you come for your appointment at Kinetic Foot and Ankle, our surgeons examine your feet and perform a gait evaluation. They will order X-rays to look at the biomechanics of your foot. The clinic performs x-rays onsite.

Once our surgeons had performed a thorough evaluation, if they feel orthotics could help, they will use the 3D infrared scanner to create custom orthotics, adjusting the shape of the insert to provide the optimal support required to address your condition.

What are orthotics made from?

There are specific types of orthotics available for treating different conditions:

Functional orthotics

Functional orthotics are rigid inserts made from plastic or carbon fiber. They are most helpful for aching limbs and feet, and your lower back pain.

You can often wear your orthotics in your regular shoes, but if you need substantial inserts, you may also need prescription footwear.

If you have foot, ankle, or musculoskeletal problems such as lower back pain, orthotics can not only provide relief from the discomfort you’re experiencing, but can help treat the underlying cause. Call Kinetic Foot and Ankle today to make an appointment with our surgeons, or book using the online form.