FAQs About Orthotics

FAQs About Orthotics

When you’re dealing with certain foot issues, your podiatrist may recommend orthotics to support your feet and align the foot with the rest of your leg. Orthotics can be useful for multiple issues and you may not understand how orthotics are different from a regular shoe insert that you can get at any store. Dr. Eric Arp at ARP Foot and Ankle Clinic in Mountain Home and Harrison, AR, can explain what orthotics are and what you should understand about them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Orthotics

Q. What’s the difference between orthotics and shoe inserts?

A. Most people think that orthotics and shoe inserts can be used interchangeably as terms, although they’re very different. Shoe inserts are made to fit anyone, while orthotics are specially designed by your podiatrist in Mountain Home and Harrison, AR, to fit your foot and accommodate your specific needs. Orthotics are custom made for your feet and provide the support and cushioning that your feet need for whatever your specific issue is.

Q. What Conditions Are Orthotics Used To Treat?

A. Orthotics can be used to treat a number of painful foot conditions. They can help treat plantar fasciitis, arthritis, heel pain, bunions, and even knee pain. Orthotics help absorb some of the impact caused by these foot issues and ease your pain.

Q. How Are Orthotics Fitted?

A. Your podiatrist may use a couple of methods to design orthotics that are fitted to your needs. They’ll analyze your gait and identify the shape of your foot to create an orthotic that will mold to your feet and fit perfectly.

Contact Your Podiatrist Today

If you deal with foot pain, orthotics might be the option for you! Contact Dr. Eric Arp at ARP Foot and Ankle Clinic in Mountain Home and Harrison, AR, to learn more about orthotics and how they can benefit you. Call for more information today at (870) 425-7363 for the office in Mountain Home, AR, and (870) 365-3668 for the office in Harrison, AR.

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