Sometimes, all it takes to make your knee, foot, or ankle pain go away is the simple addition of an orthotics. At Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists, our team of board-certified Tarrant County podiatrists offers a full range of devices and shoes to relieve your foot pain and get your feet feeling good for life. If you live in or near Grapevine or Keller, Texas, contact the office today to schedule an appointment with our pedorathist and see if orthotics are the right option for you.
Free Yourself From Foot Pain With Our Orthotics and Shoe Selection
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are specialized custom devices for your shoes designed to reduce stress on a specific area or improve your gait (the way you walk). Inserts and orthotics can also help reduce pain caused by overuse and stress in people who stand for long periods of time.
These assistive devices help reduce pain, improve function, and restore mobility to your feet and ankles. They are made from molded rubber, leather, or plastic and are placed into your shoe.
At Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists, we offer AetrexⓇ Lynco over-the-counter devices. These affordable inserts allow you to customize your orthotic devices to both your foot problem and the type of shoes you wear. This personalization gives you the best fit possible and can significantly lower your foot and ankle pain.
Types of Custom Devices Available in Tarrant County
- Targeted to support specific areas of the foot
- Provide extra cushioning
- Made out of polypropylene material
- More flexible than functional orthotics
- More likely prescribed for diabetic foot ulcers and other medical issues
- Used to control abnormal biomechanical motion
- Constructed from more rigid materials like firm plastic
- Not flexible, important for restricting motion which can cause discomfort or pain in the feet and in the lower back
Conditions Treated with Custom Orthotics
- Neuropathic ulceration – use an off-loading diabetic shoe, orthotic inserts, or below-the-knee pneumatic walking boot with accommodative insert.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bunions – use orthotics to redirect pressure off of the affective toe joint.
- Hallux Rigidus (stiff toe joint) – use a reverse Morton’s extension to increase the motion to the foot and/or a Morton’s extension to increase the motion to the big toe joint.
- Toe Deformities – use a device to offload pressure to the toes. In severe cases, surgery is used to correct the problem.
- Arch abnormalities – to assist and support high or low arches and stabilize the foot.
- Calluses – use orthotic devices to relieve the pressure on the callus.
What Types of Orthotic Shoes Are Available?
We carry a variety of orthotic brands, as well as the practice’s brand, Heavenly Steps Comfort Footwear. Beyond Heavenly Steps, we also offer Vionic Aetrex Comfort Shoes. Both of these brands provide several styles with supportive technologies.
Heavenly Steps Comfort Footwear also offers popular brand-name shoes, such as Brooks running shoes. Although these shoes aren’t specifically designed for people with foot and ankle pain, the podiatrists review each brand and model, and they only offer those that can improve your condition.
The podiatrists at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists perform a digital foot scan analysis, discovering the best way to reduce not only your foot and ankle pain but your knee, hip, and even back pain as well. Contact us today by completing our contact form or giving us a call at (817) 481-4000.