How Custom Orthotics Can Help Your Feet
By Dr. Eric Arp
May 21, 2019
Category: Foot Procedures
Tags: Custom Orthotics  

Your podiatrist in Harrison, AR, knows how to make your feet feel better

Do your feet hurt? Are you having trouble walking or standing without pain? The truth is, there are many causes of foot pain, including orthoticsarthritis, joint abnormalities, diabetes, and other medical conditions. Everyday wear-and-tear and aging can also cause foot pain. You may also develop foot pain from walking or standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time.

Whatever might be making your feet hurt, rest assured that custom-fit orthotics from your local podiatrist can help them feel better. With two convenient office locations in Harrison and Mountain Home, AR, Dr. Eric A. Arp at Arp Foot & Ankle Clinic provides a full range of podiatry services, including custom-fit orthotics. Read on to learn more!


What orthotic type is right for you?

At Arp Foot & Ankle, your podiatrist may recommend these types of orthotics to ease the stress on your feet:

  • Soft orthotics, which contain soft, cushioned materials that protect the entire sole of your foot. These orthotics can help maintain balance, absorb shock, and eliminate foot pressure. Soft orthotics are often recommended for bone deformities, arthritic foot conditions, and diabetes-related foot problems.
  • Semi-rigid orthotics, which contain both soft and rigid materials; these orthotics also help with balance and are a great choice for people who play sports. Semi-rigid orthotics are also used frequently to treat pediatric cases of flat feet.
  • Rigid orthotics which are made of hard plastic; they provide strong support for walking and are a great choice to limit joint motion and relieve stress on tendons. They can help with leg, thigh, and back muscle pain.


Need relief? Give us a call!

If you are suffering from foot pain, you and your feet deserve relief, and custom-fit orthotics can help! To learn more about what orthotics can do for you, talk with an expert—call Dr. Eric A. Arp at Arp Foot & Ankle Clinic. Call either office in Harrison or Mountain Home, AR, today to get some relief for your feet!