Custom Orthotics For Heel Pain - Podiatrist in Katy, TX - James Jacobs, DPM
Podiatrist Dr. James M. Jacobs of Your Total Foot Care Specialist discusses the use of Custom Orthotics. Custom Orthotics can help correct biomechanical problems of the foot to alleviate heel pain and other foot problems.
Orthotics are custom-made arch supports inserted into shoes used to correct abnormal or irregular foot biomechanics. They allow for comfortable standing, walking, and running. Custom-made arch supports allow the foot to strike walking or running surfaces at the appropriate angle allowing comfortable day to day activities.
Our doctors prescribe orthotics as a conservative approach to many foot problems or as a method of control after certain types of foot surgery to improve foot function and minimize the stress that can cause foot pain.
Foot orthotics fall into three broad categories:
• Primarily attempt to change foot function
• Primarily protective in nature
• Combine functional control and protection
We are proud to offer custom-made orthotics to help decrease and/or eliminate foot pain. Custom-made orthotics can provide relief for many different types of foot pain including heel pain and plantar fasciitis, arch pain, pain caused by bunions, an injury or a sprain, pain caused by running, walking and sports, pain related to diabetes, and pain experienced by adults whose feet change as they grow older.
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