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Custom Orthotics Encino

Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These are different from over-the-counter shoe inserts and arch supports in that they can be used to accommodate or offload a painful or prominent area of the foot. This can be helpful for bursitis, calluses beneath bony prominences, and ulcers. They can also help the foot function better in the case of hypermobility seen in tendonitis, fasciitis, and other mechanically derived conditions. They can help support and align the foot and lower extremities as well. It is important how the foot shape or mold is made, which is why Dr. Buratti uses plaster casting to capture the neutral position of the foot when making and prescribing custom foot orthotics.

Orthotics can help delay the need for surgery if it is not desired at a specific time or if a child must wait for growth plates to close and for his or her skeleton to be more physically mature. They can also help support a surgically corrected foot to maintain the correction and reduce pain following a surgery.

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Many people who suffer from a variety of foot problems, such as plantar fasciitis or bursitis, can benefit from the use of custom orthotics. Custom orthotics are precisely manufactured to perfectly align with the natural contours of your feet in order to provide each individual with the personalized support they need. Board-certified podiatric physician Dr. Buratti offers custom orthotics for patients at her office in Encino.

What are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These are different from over-the-counter shoe inserts and arch supports in that they can be used to accommodate or offload a painful or prominent area of the foot.

It is important how the foot shape or mold is made, which is why Dr. Buratti uses plaster casting to capture the neutral position of the foot when making and prescribing custom foot orthotics. The mold produced by the plaster casting captures the unique contours of the foot so that the finished custom orthotic can properly accommodate the shape and structure of the foot.

There are two categories of prescription custom orthotics:

  • Accommodative orthotics – A softer type of orthotic designed to provide additional support and comfort. Commonly used to treat painful calluses, diabetic foot ulcers, and other foot conditions that can cause noticeable discomfort.
  • Functional orthotics – A harder and more rigid type of custom orthotic used to treat pain caused by a variety of different foot conditions, injury, and abnormal motion of the foot. Commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, heel spurs, and shin splints.

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The Benefits of Using Custom Orthotics

This can be helpful for bursitis, calluses beneath bony prominences and ulcers. They can also help the foot function better in the case of hypermobility seen in tendonitis, fasciitis and other mechanically derived conditions. They can help support and align the foot and lower extremities as well.

Orthotics can help delay the need for surgery if it is not desired at a specific time or if a child must wait for growth plates to close and for his or her skeleton to be more physically mature. They can also help support a surgically corrected foot to maintain the correction and reduce pain following a surgery.

Are Custom Orthotics Right for Me?

There are over-the-counter shoe inserts that can provide relief from pain and discomfort. These options mainly provide additional cushioning and some support. If you are experiencing significant discomfort or pain, it is best to have your condition properly diagnosed to determine if a custom orthotic can provide you with the support and relief from pain you need.

Custom Orthotics Cost

The cost of a Custom Orthotics will depend on several factors. The price can vary significantly and pay depends on several factors. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are in need of a custom orthotic to help provide you with the support and relief your feet need, contact our office in Encino today to schedule a consultation with board-certified podiatric physician Dr. Buratti. Dr. Buratti can provide you with the personalized care and attention and can provide you with the proper medical treatment you need for your foot problems.

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