Custom orthotics are prescribed by podiatrists to patients experiencing foot aches due to certain causes. Prescription orthotics are more than just shoe inserts, they are medical devices worn inside shoes to correct biomechanical issues and misalignments causing the aforementioned foot pain. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM can prescribe custom orthotics at his practice in Culver City - the Associated Foot Care Clinic. These prescription medical devices will be tailored to meet each patient's unique requirements so that their foot pain will be relieved and their mobility will be restored.
Custom Orthotics Prescription in Culver City
Prescription medical devices meant to aid patients encountering difficulties with walking, standing or running, custom orthotics are worn inside shoes to correct the foot conditions behind the pain and discomfort. They also help with foot pain due to diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis and arthritis. Orthotics can also help address flat feet without surgery.
Orthotics come mainly in two main types: rigid orthotics and soft orthotics.
Rigid orthotics are also known as functional orthotics, utilizing plastic or carbon fiber. They are for shoes with closed toes and low heels, easing foot aches and pains as well as discomfort in the legs, thighs and lower back due to the differences of the form of the feet.
Soft orthotics or accommodative orthotics utilize soft compression materials to cushion or relieve the pressure of the areas that are uncomfortable or sore because of conditions such as plantar fasciitis or diabetic foot ulcers. These are bulkier and also require prescription footwear.
There are also specialized orthotics which are for sporting gear such as ski boots and ice skates.
During your appointment at the Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City, 3D images of each foot will be taken. There will also be thorough examinations of your feet. These will assess and evaluate your gait, the movement of your feet, ankles and legs, and ultimately the causes of the foot pain. If the problem requires orthotics, your podiatrist will make molds of your feet that will serve as the basis of the custom orthotic devices, ensuring that they fit properly.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for treatment.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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