Custom Orthotics Specialist

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Littleton, CO

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Custom Orthotics

If you have diabetic foot problems or other foot-related issues that cause pain, the experts at Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic, PLLC, in Littleton, Colorado, offer a simple solution. Board-certified podiatrist Alfred Kwon, DPM, and his exceptional staff provide custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, to treat minor foot problems that cause discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that fit comfortably inside of your shoes. The Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic team offers custom-fitted inserts that conform to your feet and treat a variety of foot problems. The practice offers digital scanning for custom orthotics and uses the Earthwalk Orthotics Lab.

Why might I need custom orthotics?

Dr. Kwon may suggest  wearing custom orthotics if you struggle with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Foot discomfort
  • Ankle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis (inflammation)
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Diabetes 
  • Heel spurs
  • Hammertoe
  • High foot arches
  • Injuries
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. You might need orthotics because of undeveloped leg and foot muscles or concerns regarding the positioning of your feet and ankles. 

What are the benefits of custom orthotics?

Some benefits you can expect after receiving custom orthotics at Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic include reduced foot, ankle, and back pain, as well as improved comfort. Wearing orthotics is a conservative treatment that may help you avoid severe foot problems and the need for invasive procedures. 

How does a doctor diagnose my condition?

To find out if you need custom-fitted orthotics, Dr. Kwon reviews your symptoms and medical history. He examines your feet and ankles, looking for possible sources of foot or ankle discomfort. He could recommend blood tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose the cause of your condition and properly treat it.

What happens when getting custom orthotics?

When getting custom-fitted orthotics, your specialist digitally scans your feet, which allows a lab to create customized inserts. When the orthotics are ready, Dr. Kwon ensures that they fit properly and feel comfortable.

He lets you know how often to wear the inserts and when to replace them. If your inserts wear down or break, call the Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic to get fitted for new orthotics or to order replacements.

Dr. Kwon monitors your foot and ankle health periodically to ensure your custom orthotics are working. He might suggest additional treatments, such as shockwave therapy, physical therapy, medications, or surgery in some cases.

To learn more about custom orthotics at Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic and find out if they’re right for you, call the office or use the online scheduler today.