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Orthotics Specialist

Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL

If you’ve lost functionality in your foot or ankle due to injury or underlying medical condition, custom orthotics can help. At Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chicago, the experienced podiatrists provide custom orthotics, like braces and shoe inserts, to support your foot and ankle, effectively relieving pain and other symptoms. Adding orthotics to your treatment plan can improve your mobility and enhance your overall quality of life. Learn more about the benefits by calling the office today or scheduling an appointment online.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are custom-made corrective devices useful in treating conditions of the foot and ankle. These devices can include special inserts that fit inside your shoe or an entire shoe specifically designed to support and protect your feet and ankles.

Your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists provider may recommend foot and ankle orthotics for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Better support
  • Improved alignment
  • Enhanced functionality
  • Balance limb deficiencies

Your provider can determine which type of orthotics you need based on a review of your medical history and your current symptoms.

What conditions can be treated with orthotics?

There are a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions that can benefit from the use of orthotics. You may need orthotics as part of your treatment plan for:

  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Flat foot
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis

Your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists provider may also recommend orthotics if you have underlying health conditions, such as diabetes. This chronic disease can cause ulcers to develop on your feet. Using custom orthotic diabetic shoes and other devices can reduce pressure on the wound and prevent a worsening of your condition.

Orthotics can also be an effective treatment for chronic foot and ankle pain that result from degenerative conditions, such as arthritis.

Why do I need custom orthotics?

While several types of orthotics are available at pharmacies and other retailers, using custom-made orthotics ensures the device fits properly and is comfortable for you to use.

High-quality custom orthotics also last longer than those you buy off the shelf, ensuring you have the support you need for the long term.

Your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists physician can take accurate measurements of your foot or ankle using the latest technologies and a comprehensive review of your gait and body structure to create a well-fitting orthotic device, such as a shoe insert, brace, or specialized cushions.

They also create a treatment plan to determine how often you need to wear the device to treat your current condition or prevent a worsening of an existing foot or ankle problem.

Learn more about the benefits of custom orthotics for your foot or ankle condition today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.

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