Orthotics Specialist

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Orthotics are devices that provide the foot and ankle with added support, which helps relieve soreness and other symptoms. At Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Jessica Herzog and Dr. Paul Stone help patients find the right orthotic device to correct a wide range of foot and ankle problems.

Orthotics Q & A

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics refer to devices that are designed to improve comfort and support for those with foot and ankle problems. These devices range from shoe inserts that are available at local drug stores to custom-made braces that provide a higher degree of support. Wearing orthotics has been shown to relieve common symptoms that are associated with foot and ankle problems, such as pain in the heel and stiffness or limited flexibility in the ankle.

What are the Uses of Orthotics?

Orthotics have a few different uses for those with foot and ankle problems. They’re used for bringing foot or ankle joints into alignment to ease pain and stiffness. Other uses include correcting hammertoes and other foot deformities and restoring or improving normal movement in the affected foot or ankle. Orthotics are also used to prevent deformities from developing in the foot.

What Types of Orthotics Are There?

There are several types of orthotics available to treat different conditions that affect the foot and ankle, including bunions, flat feet, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, calluses, corns, claw toes, and Morton’s neuroma. Those that are available in stores offer convenience and a lower cost, but they might not fit properly and usually don’t last as long as custom orthotics. Devices that are custom-made cost more than store-bought orthotics, but they also last longer and ensure a proper and comfortable fit for each individual. 

How Do I Know Which Type of Orthotic I Need?

With so many orthotics available, knowing which kind to get can be a challenge. Dr. Herzog and Dr. Stone help patients at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care determine which type of orthotic device is most suitable for their condition. This depends on the cause of pain and other symptoms, where it occurs, and how severe it is. It also depends in part on the kind of lifestyle the patient has. For example, those who work on their feet all day might need orthotics that offer even more support than those who sit at a desk all day.

Insurance

Major Insurance Providers Accepted. Here is a short list of them. Please contact the office if you do not see your provider listed.

AARP
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Medicare
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
United Healthcare