Many causes of foot and ankle pain are treatable using custom insoles or orthotics — shoe inserts designed around your foot’s unique anatomy. Board-qualified podiatrist Patrick Levine, DPM, and Martina Randall, DPM, of Elite Foot and Ankle in Burbank, California, works with BioStep Orthotics, a leader in custom insole technology, to produce expertly crafted orthotics personalized to your needs. Call Elite Foot and Ankle today to find out more or book an appointment using the online form.
Custom insoles, also known as custom foot orthotics, are shoe inserts you wear to realign or support your feet and ankles when you have conditions such as:
Custom insoles can be useful for treating overuse injuries that develop because of excessive running or walking. These injuries are especially common if you wear inadequate, unsupportive, or poorly fitting footwear.
Custom insoles can also help to prevent, correct, and accommodate foot abnormalities and improve the overall functioning of your foot or ankle. You can buy many types of over-the-counter orthotics, which can be helpful for certain conditions, but custom insoles have the advantage of being designed specifically for your feet.
Custom insoles work by adjusting the alignment of your feet and ankles. For example, a wedge placed in the inner (medial) side of your shoe’s sole can help support plantar fasciitis and flatfeet, and reduce the risk of tendinitis.
A heel flare increases support for your ankle and helps prevent sprains. Heel cushions can help absorb the shock of impact when you walk or run and relieve stress on your heel and ankle.
If you have a condition that might benefit from the use of custom insoles, Elite Foot and Ankle provides unique, custom-tailored foot insole products to meet your specific needs.
At your consultation with Dr. Levine, he can advise you whether custom insoles would be of benefit after conducting a physical examination and looking at X-rays or other diagnostic images.
The next stage is measuring your feet for your custom insoles. Dr. Levine uses state-of-the-art 3-D orthotics scanning technology to take laser scans of your feet. The scans form a mold for your orthotics, which Dr. Levine can adjust to ensure the optimal support or correction.
Elite Foot and Ankle provides the best custom insoles by partnering with BioStep Orthotics, a leading manufacturer of orthotics. Whether you're looking for insoles that will fit into your everyday work shoes or you need specialized footwear for performance training, you can obtain it at Elite Foot and Ankle.
Call the office today for more information about custom insoles or book an appointment online.