Custom orthotic inserts support your feet and align your spine, so you won’t have to live with foot, knee, hip, or lower back pain another day. Get fitted for your custom orthotics by scheduling an evaluation with Tim Grace, DPM, of Family Foot Health Center in Puyallup, Washington. Dr. Grace spends time evaluating your feet and ankles to help design perfectly supportive orthotics. Schedule your orthotics appointment online or over the phone.
Orthotics Q & A
Why do I need custom orthotics?
Custom orthotic inserts are designed entirely for your foot shape. They provide support right where you need it, without putting excessive pressure on any single point.
The problem with over-the-counter orthotic inserts you can find at the store is that they’re designed for all feet. This one-size-fits-all approach means that you might not be getting the support you need to help with chronic pain and inflammation.
Each of your feet is different: They’re different sizes and shapes, and even have different arch heights. Custom orthotic inserts are individually made for each of your feet. You can expect comfort and support almost instantly when you start wearing them.
What can custom orthotics treat?
Custom orthotic inserts can alleviate pain and inflammation associated with all kinds of acute and chronic issues. You may benefit from custom orthotics if you have:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Sprained ankle
- Achilles tendinitis
Plus, since custom orthotics help properly align your entire skeleton, you’re probably also going to find that any issues you have with ankle, knee, hip, and even lower back pain start to improve.
How are custom orthotics designed?
At Family Foot Health Center, your orthotics fitting begins with a comprehensive foot and ankle exam with Dr. Grace. He can diagnose any lower extremity issues you may have and use that information to design personalized orthotics that are going to provide relief.
Once Dr. Grace better understands your condition and any associated symptoms, he takes a model of each of your feet using either a cast or a high-definition 3-D scanning system. Next, Dr. Grace sends your information off to a lab where custom orthotic inserts are fabricated.
Within a week or two, your orthotics arrive back at the clinic. Dr. Grace generally likes to have you come in for a follow-up visit wearing the shoes you’d typically wear throughout the day. He has you slip your new orthotics into your shoes to ensure they’re comfortable and supportive. If needed, he can make any essential adjustments right in the office.