Orthotics services offered in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ

Orthotics are a type of durable medical equipment (DME) that’s made specifically for your feet. At Prestige Medical Care, Carla Aldaz, MSN, FNP, ANCC-BC, and Devin Bland, DPM, FACFAS, DABPM, offer orthotics tailored to the needs of your feet. If you have heel pain or any other type of foot pain, orthotics can help you move and feel better. Call the Phoenix, Arizona, office or click the provided online booking feature for help today.

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts that fit in the bottom of your shoes. Although they may look like ordinary arch supports, orthotics are actually durable medical equipment (DME) made just for you, based on precise measurements of your feet. 

Orthotics correct your specific foot issues. They can slightly change your foot alignment, provide better support, and redistribute your weight based on your needs and condition.  

When are orthotics prescribed?

Medical professionals prescribe orthotics for many reasons, but pain and mobility issues are two of the main ones. 

If you have ongoing heel pain, aching foot arches, or tired-feeling feet, orthotics can correct the underlying problems and relieve those symptoms. Some of the many conditions that orthotics help treat are:

  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Plantar warts
  • Corns and calluses 

Orthotics can be part of the treatment plan for many other foot and ankle problems. They can also help athletes like runners to achieve peak physical performance. 

Where should I buy orthotics?

You can purchase orthotics at drugstores, grocery stores, and online but those orthotics are generic ones that are made to fit anyone. Unfortunately, over-the-counter orthotics don’t really meet anyone’s needs very well and are often made of low-quality materials. 

Prestige Medical Care offers custom orthotics that are made according to a physical or digital impression of your feet. That’s why they’re classified as DME and considered medical devices.

The practice selects orthotics materials based on your unique needs. For example, rigid orthotics are composed of hard materials such as carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics usually correct movement problems so they help relieve issues that cause pain in the feet, legs, and even lower back. 

Another example is soft orthotics, which can redistribute pressure and cushion painful areas like foot ulcers and calluses. Soft orthotics are generally made of soft-but-springy materials. 

In addition, there are combination orthotics that layer hard and soft materials together. Prestige Medical Care has access to the full spectrum of orthotics materials to personalize your care in the best way.

To learn more about how custom orthotics can help you, call the Prestige Medical Care office or click the provided online booking feature now.