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By Premier Podiatry
October 02, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics   Foot Pain  

For comfortable and correctly functioning feet and ankles, your Marietta foot doctor at Premier Podiatry may recommend over-the-counter Orthoticsor custom orthotics. These shoe inserts correct a variety of gait issues, relieve pressure points and cushion the physical forces of sports and day-to-day living. Dr. Trevor Beach and Dr. I. Christina Verlezza recommend orthotics as part of customized care plans which help people move well and feel their best.

The purpose of orthotics

Whether pre-made or custom-fabricated according to your podiatrist's instructions in Marietta, orthotics normalize and balance how your feet and ankles feel and function. They support flat arches, cushion arthritic or diabetic feet (helping wounds and neuropathy), and prevent and treat deformities such as hammertoes and bunions, reports the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

When you come to Premier Podiatry

The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends that individuals over the age of 40 have an annual foot examination. Diabetics, people with impaired peripheral circulation problems or patients with diagnosed deformities should see their Marietta foot doctor more often as he or she advises.

If orthotics are part of your customized treatment plan, they may be one of three common types, depending on your particular needs:

  1. Soft orthotics to cushion wounds, reduce friction and protect sore spots and bony prominences, such as bunions
  2. Semi-rigid orthotics to provide sports enthusiasts the proper support and gait regulation they need to prevent injuries such as stress fractures and tendinitis
  3. Rigid orthotics to correct gait issues such as overpronation and to protect against overuse injuries such as shin splints and stress fractures

Dr. Beach or Dr. Verlezza will analyze how you walk and also take plaster molds or three-dimensional digital images of your feet. From there, an orthotic specialist will fabricate your shoe inserts according to your doctor's specifications, resulting in orthotics which feel good, fit properly and accomplish your treatment goals.

Learn more

Orthotics are a common sense, non-invasive way to treat many foot and ankle problems without surgery or complex therapies. When you come to Premier Podiatry in Marietta for your routine examination, ask your foot doctor about the many advantages of customized shoe inserts and if they can help you have healthy, happy feet and ankles. Call today for an appointment: (770) 971-9820.

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Premier Podiatry
1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820